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Document ID (ISN)102928
CIS number 03-1767
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) TrapÚ-Cardoso M., Bracker A., Grey M., Kaliszewski M., Oncken C., Ohannessian C., Barrera L.V., Gould B.
Title Shade tobacco and green tobacco sickness in Connecticut
Bibliographic information June 2003, Vol.45, No.6, p.656-661. Illus. 15 ref.
Internet access 03-1767.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Connecticut; occupational diseases; tobacco farming; risk factors; green-tobacco sickness
Descriptors (secondary) USA; smoking; frequency rates; diagnosis; medical examinations; symptoms
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agriculture