Nephrolepis exaltata Herbal-mask Better than Regular Cloth-mask in Decreasing Nasal Mucociliary Transport-Time of Textile Industry Workers

Nephrolepis exaltata Herbal-mask Better than Regular Cloth-mask in Decreasing Nasal Mucociliary Transport-Time of Textile Industry Workers

Authors

  • Tommy Nurhayadi Student of Medical Faculty Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia
  • Awal Prasetyo Department of Biomedical Science and Otorhinolaryngology Faculty of Medicine Diponegoro University, Indonesia
  • Ika Pawitra Miranti Department of Anatomic Pathology Faculty of Medicine Diponegoro University Semarang, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18051/JBiomedKes.2023.v6.51-61

Keywords:

Nephrolepis exaltata herbal mask, textile-industry workers, TMSH-time, regular cloth mask

Abstract

Background

Herbal masks are made from lamination-spraying of Nephrolepis exaltata (NE) extract on regular medical masks, which may absorb Volatile Organic compounds (VOC) in the occupational exposure of the textile industry'sindustry's dyeing area. Therefore, clinically, the effect on nasal mucociliary transport time (TMSH) needed to be tested and compared with ordinary cloth-mask teens used by textile industry workers as their daily personal protective equipment.

Methods

Pre- and post-test randomized control trials on 30 textile-dyeing areas of textile industry workers in Bawean Indonesia, divided into two groups; 1) users of NE herbal masks (N=17) as the treatment group and 2) regular cloth mask users (N=13) as control-group, for eight weeks. First, the TMSH time (seconds) was carried out before and after treatment using the saccharin test by an ENT specialist, followed by a different test on delta.

Results

The TMSH-time of NE herbal mask users before vs after treatment was 1169.60 ± 644.55 seconds vs 1075.75 ± 677.36 (p = 0.102). On subjects wearing regular cloth masks was 1113.75 ± 479.43 vs 1187.40 ± 544.96 (p = 0.003). The mean delta'sdelta's difference before and after treatment was 25.5 seconds, with a significant difference in mean delta TMSH-time between the treatment and control groups (p = 0.048).

Conclusions

Textile-industry workers who wear NE herbal masks have better TMSH times than regular cloth mask wearer

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Published

2023-04-30

How to Cite

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Nurhayadi T, Prasetyo A, Miranti IP. Nephrolepis exaltata Herbal-mask Better than Regular Cloth-mask in Decreasing Nasal Mucociliary Transport-Time of Textile Industry Workers. J Biomedika dan Kesehat [Internet]. 2023 Apr. 30 [cited 2024 Feb. 26];6(1):51-6. Available from: https://jbiomedkes.org/index.php/jbk/article/view/226

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