Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Occupational tobacco dermatitis reported to a regional poison center.

Authors
McKnight-RH; Rodgers-GC Jr.
Source
Contact Dermatitis 1995 Feb; 32(2):122
NIOSHTIC No.
00225447
Abstract
The results of a survey of occupational dermatitis among tobacco workers were summarized. The records of the Kentucky Regional Poison Center, Louisville, Kentucky were searched to identify any cases of tobacco dermatitis reported in 1990, 1991, and 1992. Three cases, males aged 16, 25, and 35 years old, one occurring in each year, were identified. The cases were reported to the center within 1 day following exposure to tobacco plants during cultivation or manual harvesting. The symptoms reported by each case included erythema, pruritus, skin irritation, or rash that developed on the arms, face, legs, underarms, and sternal area after working in a tobacco field or with freshly cut tobacco plants. No other signs or symptoms were noted. No confounding exposures to agricultural chemicals or other substances were reported. Two patients were followed up with phone interviews. Both reported improvement within 24 hours after first contacting the poison center. The authors conclude that although the case reports were not confirmed by patch testing or clinical observation, they suggest that tobacco dermatitis can occur earlier during tobacco production than previously thought. Further surveillance and documentation of reported cases of tobacco dermatitis among growers and harvesters are recommended.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Cooperative-Agreement; Tobacco-constituents; Plant-substances; Toxic-materials; Agricultural-workers; Epidemiology; Intoxication; Occupational-exposure; Information-systems; Poison-control; Tobacco-industry; Skin-disorders; Contact-dermatitis; Clinical-symptoms; Occupational-dermatitis; Case-studies; Author Keywords: tobacco; dermatitis; occupational; surveillance; plants
CODEN
CODEDG
CAS No.
54-11-5
Publication Date
19950201
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
914815
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U07-CCU-408035
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0105-1873
Source Name
Contact Dermatitis
State
KY
Performing Organization
University of Kentucky, Department of Preventive Medicine, Lexington, KY
TOP