Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2009 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Exposure of Petrol Station Attendants and Auto Mechanics to Premium Motor Sprit Fumes in Calabar, Nigeria

Table 2

Mean methaemoglobin (MetHb) and pack cell volume (PCV) values among Automobile Mechanics (AM) and Petrol Station Attendants (PSA) according to self-reported duration of exposure to Petrol (PMS) fumes.

Duration of self-reported exposure to Petrol (PMS) fumes

Automobile mechanics (AM) 1 yr 1-2 yrs 3-4 yrs 5-6 yrs 7-8 yrs 9-10 yrs 10 yrs
MetHb (%)2.12.68.79.110.111.715.0
PCV (%)41.841.432.530.330.028.624.4

Petrol station attendants (PSA) 1 yr 1-2 yrs 3-4 yrs 5-6 yrs 7-8 yrs 9-10 yrs 10 yrs
MetHb (%)1.82.57.27.88.710.813.6
PCV (%)40.440.235.035.032.030.028.0

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