Pulmonary function tests (PFT) serve as a predictor of qualitative and quantitative assessment of health and it tend to have a relationship with worker’s different physical and working parameters. Pulmonary functions generally determined by the strength of respiratory muscles and elastic recoil of the lungs but due to the regular working in flour mill, workers have a tendency to decreased pulmonary capacity.
Methods: Medspiror equipment was used for the experiment which recorded the standard determinants of pulmonary function which were FVC, FEV1, PEFR and FEF 25-75%.
Results: There was a significant correlation between respiratory parameters with age of flour mill workers so as the age of the workers increases FVC, PEFR, FEF and FEV1 decreases. There was a significant correlation between respiratory parameters with working years in flour mill hence the duration of employment increases FVC, PEFR, FEF and FEV1 decreases.
Conclusions: Based on the results of the present study, it was concluded that flour mill workers were having increased risk of pulmonary function impairments. These results suggest that there is an urgent need to improve flour mill dust control measures.