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Chronic Lung Diseases in Plastic Fumes Exposed Workers: A Case Series

Umesh Chandra Ojha, Sonam Spalgais, Omkar K. Choudhari, Amol Anbhule

Keywords : Plastic, Fumes, Spirometry, Bronchiectasis, Poly vinyl chloride

Citation Information : Ojha UC, Spalgais S, Choudhari OK, Anbhule A. Chronic Lung Diseases in Plastic Fumes Exposed Workers: A Case Series. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2021; 63 (3):193-197.

DOI: 10.5005/ijcdas-63-3-193

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-11-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


The work-place and household exposure to different pollutants involves airways as well as parenchyma of the lung. We evaluated four patients without comorbidities, working in plastic industries at least for 11 years. Pulmonary function testing of the patients revealed mixed airway disease. Computed tomography revealed bronchiectasis, centrilobular nodule, septal thickening and emphysema unrevealing the toxic potential of plastic fumes. The use of personal protective equipment with good work hygiene practises would certainly help in the prevention of these occupation-related morbidities.

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