Relationship Between The Presence Of Bromide Ion InThe Blood And Disturbance Of Body Balance In The Fumigator At Tanjung Emas Port, Semarang
Introduction Tanjung Emas Port Semarang is one of the ports that organizes fumigation activities. Fumigation measures in the context of controlling pests or insects on conveyances and their cargo are very risky of exposure to methyl bromide fumigants, one of which is disruption of body balance. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the presence of bromide ions in the blood and disturbances in body balance in the fumigator.
Methods: This study was an observational study with a cross sectional study design. The number of samples was 38 fumigators with the criteria of being willing to be respondents aged 19-55 years with the sampling technique method with saturated samples. The method of examining bromide ions in the blood is through a qualitative inorganic analysis test, while the method of measuring body balance disorders uses the Romberg test method (sharpened).
Results: The results of data analysis showed that laboratory tests of the bromide ion in the fumigator blood were positive for 22 people or 57.9%. The compliance factor for wearing Personal Protective Equipment and the frequency of fumigation were not related to the presence of bromide ions in the fumigator blood. Measurement of body balance disorders showed positive 26 people or 68.4% and 12 people or 31.6% negative. Analysis of the variables of the presence of bromide ions in the blood with disturbed body balance in the fumigator using the ChiSquare test (X2) obtained a p value of 0.002 less than α (0.05).
Conclusion: There is a relationship between the presence of bromide ions in the blood and disturbances in body balance in the fumigator at Tanjung Emas Port, Semarang
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