Occupational health problems among workers handling Virginia tobacco

  • S. K. Ghosh
  • H. N. Saiyed
  • V. N. Gokani
  • Medha U. Thakker
Original Papers

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

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Ghosh
    • 1
  • H. N. Saiyed
    • 1
  • V. N. Gokani
    • 1
  • Medha U. Thakker
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Occupational HealthGujaratIndia

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