Blood dyscrasia in unofficial vendors of petrol and heavy oil and motor mechanics in Nigeria.

@article{Niazi1989BloodDI,
  title={Blood dyscrasia in unofficial vendors of petrol and heavy oil and motor mechanics in Nigeria.},
  author={Gulzar A Niazi and Alan F Fleming and Seter Siziya},
  journal={Tropical doctor},
  year={1989},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={55-8}
}
The risk of blood dyscrasia has been measured in Nigerians exposed to benzene in petrol through inhalation and ingestion while employed selling petrol syphoned from oil-drums at the roadside. Significant degrees of anaemia, hypochromia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia were found in male vendors of heavy oil for motor scooters (n = 20), vendors of petrol and heavy oil (n = 52) and vendors of petrol alone (n = 46) compared to adolescent (n = 49) and adult (n = 80) male controls. Motor mechanics… CONTINUE READING