Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2009 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

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

Table 3

Mean methaemoglobin (MetHb) and pack cell volume (PCV) based on route and self-reported duration of exposure of AM to Petrol (PMS) fumes.

Route of exposureEstimated (self-reported) daily frequency of exposure

1 time1-2 times3-4 times 5 times

Mean MetHb (%)

Aspiration of petrol by mouth 0.0 8.9 2.7 0.0
Washing of hands with pPetrol 0.0 10.6 2.6 11.1 3.8

Mean pack cell volume (PCV)

Aspiration of petrol by mouth 0.0 31.4 4.9 30.4 4.6 0.0
Washing of hands with petrol 0.0 30.8 4.8 30.2 4.6

value .05.

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