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Green tobacco sickness.

Authors
Jones-MS; Goldy-DA
Source
Nurse Pract 1998 Sep; 23(9):15-16
NIOSHTIC No.
20035013
Abstract
Harvesting burley tobacco during the hot, humid months of late summer and early fall creates a risk of green tobacco sickness (GTS). GTS or nicotine poisoning occurs when nicotine is absorbed through the skin of tobacco workers. This dermal absorption occurs when the workers come in contact with wet green tobacco. Wet clothing contaminated with nicotine during the early morning may continue to dose the worker with nicotine throughout the day.
Keywords
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-products; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Farmers; Health-hazards; Health-protection; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Tobacco; Tobacco-constituents; Tobacco-dusts; Tobacco-industry; Poison-control; Poisons; Pollutants; Education; Environmental-exposure; Environmental-factors; Environmental-hazards; Environmental-health; Environmental-pollution; Environmental-protection; Environmental-stress; Absorbers; Absorption-rates; Dermatitis; Dermatology; Dermatosis; Detectors; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors
CODEN
NRPRDJ
Publication Date
19980901
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Agriculture; Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U50-OH-007547
Issue of Publication
9
ISSN
0361-1817
Source Name
The Nurse Practitioner
State
KY
Performing Organization
University of Kentucky
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