The Correlation of Sulfur Dioxide Length of Exposure to C-Reactive Protein Level of Gas Station Employees in Medan Amplas District, Medan
Intan, T K
Tarigan, A P
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As part of air contaminants, sulfur dioxide (SO2) affects the lung functions including decreasing breathing ability, infection, and inflammation reaction which is indicated by the presence of C - reactive protein (CRP). This research is conducted to investigate the length of exposure of SO2 in gas station employees located in Medan Amplas District. The samples were collected by total sampling method, while the data were analyzed by using the cross sectional design, while the hypothetical analysis were conducted by implementing the Spearman method, and Pearson statistical method. It was found that the working hours showed positive correlation, which was accounted 0.0628875 ± 0.04437757 mg/L for insignificant level of CRP. This shows a correlation between the work duration of exposure on SO2.