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This study was conducted on the blood of workers in diesel generators in the province of Diwaniyah, where the study sample included 25 workers and 20 healthy people, as the cases of smokers and patients were excluded from the samples. The studied standards included zinc, iron, magnesium, sodium, calcium and chloride in addition to the immunological tests that included (WBC, IgG, C-reactive,), and the results showed that significant changes occurred at the probability level (P<0.05) in the aforementioned criteria when compared with healthy people, as the results recorded a significant increase (P <0.05) in iron (Fe) concentration and potassium (K), sodium levels (Na), chloride (Cl), and magnesium (Mg) .
The increase also occurred in white blood cells (WBC), in C-reactive protein, and in (IgG) concentration, while the results witnessed a significant decrease (P<0.05) in the concentration of zinc and calcium in the blood of workers in diesel generators compared to control group .
It is concluded from the current study that exposure to diesel generators has an effect on the blood of workers due to direct exposure to pollutants resulting from diesel combustion through changes in the concentrations of the aforementioned standards.