6 months Balik Scientist recommends work hazard compensation for metro traffic enforcers MB |Tech
Dr. Emmanuel S. Baja presents his study findings during the DOSTkusyon conducted by the DOST for the Balik-Scientist program. (Photo by Henri A. de Leon, DOST-STII) In a study that assessed the cardio-pulmonary health of 158 traffic enforcers from Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), a team of researchers led by Balik-Scientist Dr. Emmanuel S. Baja of NIH-UP Manila found that exposure to black carbon and heavy metals affected the blood pressure (BP), inflammation, and lung function of traffic enforcers on duty. According to Dr. Baja, the findings can provide some evidence for traffic enforcers to have some form of occupational ... more