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Asbestos workers under research

The Physiology Department of the Faculty of Medicine, Ruhunu University has launched a clinical research to ascertain whether employees of asbestos manufacturing firms suffer from respiratory and other related diseases. Prof. Sampath Gunawardana said that about 500 workers of four factories were selected for the research.

The professor said 200 workers of different industries were also tested.

He said the project was a collective effort of Dr. Champa Wijewickrama, Dr. Amaranath Karunanayake and Dr. Chandana Wickramarathne of the Physiology Unit.

“We will compare the health reports to make sure if they suffer from respiratory problems,” he said.

The findings of the research will be published in an international magazine.


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