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Toxicological Impact of Brick Kiln Emissions on the Liver of Brick Kiln Workers and Residents

Author(s) Saadia Tobassum, Iqra Ameen, Hafiz Muhammad Tahir
Country Pakistan
Abstract Pakistan is the third-largest brick-producing nation in South Asia, behind China and India. In Pakistan, there are over 20,000 brick kilns and 1.8 million brick kiln employees, 50% of them are in Punjab. Brick kilns in rural Punjabi communities like district Narowal still use antiquated methods and are subject to bad laws, which has a negative impact on people's health. A cross-sectional study was carried out in the Narowal district from January 2021 to January 2022 to examine the toxicological effects of brick kiln emissions on the liver. The participants were divided into three groups based on their demographic profiles in order to examine the relationship between appropriate liver function indices, such as ALT, AST, ALP, and bilirubin, and demographic factors like age, BMI, smoking index, and length of employment among exposed (residents and workers) and control groups. The outcome demonstrated that exposed workers and residents had mean ALT (p, 0.001), AST (p, 0.001), and ALP (p, 0.002) levels that were considerably higher than reference values. Bilirubin, a measure of the liver, remained negligible. Blood chemistry tests cannot establish the presence of liver disorders. Therefore, molecular-based follow-up investigations are required to assess the health concerns related to emissions from brick kilns.
Keywords Brick kilns, Residents, Workers, Liver
Field Biology > Zoology
Published In Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024
Published On 2024-05-16
Cite This Toxicological Impact of Brick Kiln Emissions on the Liver of Brick Kiln Workers and Residents - Saadia Tobassum, Iqra Ameen, Hafiz Muhammad Tahir - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i03.14496
DOI https://doi.org/10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i03.14496
Short DOI https://doi.org/gtvt42

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