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Factors Associated with Xylene Exposure

Journal: International Journal of Advanced engineering, Management and Science (Vol.2, No. 1)

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Page : 13-16

Keywords : xylene levels; exposure; car painter;

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Xylene is an ingredient that is most dominant in spray painting in the automotive industry. When the paint is sprayed, the worker will be exposed not only by the vapor, but also from the mist, a collection of fine particles in the form of a liquid. This study was conducted in one area of car painting in Surabaya. The aim of this study is to analyze factors associated with xylene exposrue. Car painter is a group of workers at risk for exposure to xylene. In addition, workers also do not know the dangers of exposure to xylene against him. This study was designed as an observational study conducted cross-sectional to analyze the relationship between levels of xylene exposure and characteristic of workshops in car painting area in Surabaya. Result of Spearman test for analyzing factors associated with xylene exposure showed a significant correlation on temperature and humidity. Based on the independent-samples t-test it can be concluded that there is a statistically significant difference between two conditions, if the cut off point of this comparison based on TLV, 100 ppm. As the conclusion, there is a relationship between characteristics of workshops with xylene exposure in car painting areas in Surabaya.

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