Muhammad and Beenish
Greener Journal of Environment Management and Public Safety Vol. 3 (1), pp. 021-025, February 2014.
ISSN: 2354-2276 © 2011 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 042814207
Overview of Occupational Exposure to Petroleum Derivatives and Risk of Anemia in Petrol Station Workers
Muhammad Ahsan Riaz*1, Beenish Ijaz2,
1Sustainable Development Study Centre (Environmental Sciences), GC University,
2College of Earth and Environmental Science. University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
3University of Sargodha Women Campus Faisalabad.
Emails: 2beenishribka @ gmail. com, 3ayeshariazrana @ gmail. com
*Corresponding Author’s Email: ahsanriaz123 @ gmail. com
Exposure to the aromatic hydrocarbon is a public health problem and threat to environment with proven harmful impact on humanity, including industrial workers and general population. Petrol station attendants are workers chronically exposed at least five year to petroleum derivatives primarily through inhalation of the volatile fraction of petrol during vehicle refueling. Significant include harmful health impacts on hematological feature of worker by causing anemia. The adverse health effects of gasoline exposure may be primarily related to the impairment of the haemopoietic system with bone marrow depression. In this overview study evaluate the expected toxic effects of workplace exposure to petrol products in gasoline filling worker.
Keyword: Anemia, Gasoline, Hematotoxicity, Petrol station workers.