Rana Zaini1,*, Haytham Dahlawi2, Sara Al-Shehri3, Mariam Al-Fahmi3, Jawaher Khaled3, Norah Al-Barakah3 and Wojdan Ahmed Al-Sayyali3
1Dean, Deanship of Community Service and Sustainable Development, Associate
Professor in Haematology, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
2Vice-dean College of Applied Medical Science, Associate Professor in Haematology, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
3Student at Clinical Laboratory Department, College of Applied Medical Science, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Rana Zaini, Dean of Deanship of Community Service and Sustainable Development, Associate Professor in Haematology, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.
Received: May 09, 2020; Published: June 15, 2020
Exposure to benzene has been significantly associated with many health disorders and reported to cause abnormality in hematological parameters; haemoglobin (Hb) concentration, red blood cells (RBCs) and white blood cells (WBC) level. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the association between exposure to benzene for a long period of time (more than 12 months with daily 8-hour time) and the level of hematological parameters among fuel station workers at Taif city in Western region of the Saudi Arabia. This case-control study involved thirteen participants (10 fuel station workers and three control individuals) aged between 25 to 45 years. Three healthy individuals were considered as control group. The result of this study showed normal level of all haematological parameters including haemoglobin (Hb), red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells and platelets when complete blood count (CBC) was investigated for ten workers. Moreover, the level of neutrophils and lymphocytes were reported within the normal ranges. We conclude that benzene exposure had no effects on haematological parameters among workers who exposed to benzene for long period of time when compared to the control group. However, further study are required to confirm these finding with larger sample size.
Keywords: Exposure; Benzene; Haemoglobin; Red Blood Cells; White Blood Cells Level; Taif
Citation: Rana Zaini., et al. “Does Work at Fuel Station for Long Period Affect Leukocytes Count?".. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.7 (2020): 20-23.
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