Occupational health problems among workers handling Virginia tobacco
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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 wordsGreen symptoms Nicotine and cotinine excretion Tobacco harvesters
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