International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health

, Volume 58, Issue 1, pp 47–52

Occupational health problems among workers handling Virginia tobacco

Authors

  • S. K. Ghosh
    • National Institute of Occupational Health
  • H. N. Saiyed
    • National Institute of Occupational Health
  • V. N. Gokani
    • National Institute of Occupational Health
  • Medha U. Thakker
    • National Institute of Occupational Health
Original Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF00378539

Cite this article as:
Ghosh, S.K., Saiyed, H.N., Gokani, V.N. et al. Int. Arch Occup Environ Heath (1986) 58: 47. doi:10.1007/BF00378539

Summary

The prevalence of “green symptoms” among 289 tobacco workers handling Virginia tobacco leaves was investigated. The frequency of these symptoms was high (53.29%). Urinary excretion rate of nicotine and cotinine increased significantly only among the subjects suffering from “green symptoms”.

Key words

Green symptoms Nicotine and cotinine excretion Tobacco harvesters

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© Springer-Verlag 1986