Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Laboratory assessment of the thyroid system in women working at concentrating factory

Year: 2013, volume 9 Issue: №2 Pages: 201-203
Heading: Hygiene Article type: Original article
Authors: Lozovaya E.V., Gaynullina М.К., Masyagutova L.M., Karimova L.K.
Organization: Ufa Scientific Research Institute of Occupational Health and Human Ecology

The purpose of the article is to examine the state of thyroid system in workers of mining and processing plant, working in harmful conditions. Materials and Methods: The working conditions of 407 workers of concentrator (study group) and 128 women workers of energy department (control group). The level of thyroid stimulating hormone and free thyroxine, anti-thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin has been determined in 88 women-workers of the main group and 82 women workers of control group. 80 women-workers of main group have been examined on the iodine content in the hair. Results: It has been found that the conditions of workers at enrichment of copper-zinc ore are characterized by the influence of these chemical factors, dust, industrial noise, adverse climate. In the study of blood serum and hair decreased levels of iodine in their hair and deviations due to decrease of thyroid function, and strengthening of the body»s autoimmune processes have been revealed. Conclusion: Harmful working conditions in concentrating factory cause the risk of pathology of the thyroid gland.

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