|Document ID (ISN)||102928|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||TrapÚ-Cardoso M., Bracker A., Grey M., Kaliszewski M., Oncken C., Ohannessian C., Barrera L.V., Gould B.
||Shade tobacco and green tobacco sickness in Connecticut
||June 2003, Vol.45, No.6, p.656-661. Illus. 15 ref.
||03-1767.pdf [in English]
||This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of green tobacco sickness (GTS) in farm workers working in shade tobacco fields in Connecticut who presented for clinical care at medical clinics during 2001. Although GTS was not formally clinically diagnosed in any of the patients, it was found that 15% of the diagnoses could be attributed to possible GTS. Using a stricter GTS case definition, the frequency rate decreased to 4%. Nonsmokers were significantly more likely than smokers to report GTS-like symptoms. Isolated symptoms of headache and dizziness were significantly more frequent among nonsmokers than smokers. In conclusion, cases of possible GTS were found in Connecticut shade tobacco workers, with nonsmokers being at greater risk.
||Connecticut; occupational diseases; tobacco farming; risk factors; green-tobacco sickness
||USA; smoking; frequency rates; diagnosis; medical examinations; symptoms
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)