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Document ID (ISN)65302
CIS number 95-1772
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ghosh S.K., Gokani V.N., Doctor P.B., Parikh J.R., Kashyap S.K.
Title Intervention studies against "Green Symptoms" among Indian tobacco harvesters
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 1991, Vol.46, No.5, p.316-317. 7 ref.
Abstract The occurrence of "green symptoms" (nausea, vomiting, dizziness, prostration and weakness) and urinary excretion of nicotine and cotinine were examined among tobacco farmers on small farms in India. When gloves were worn during harvesting, most subjects reported a reduction in symptoms and urinary excretion rates of nicotine and cotinine were lower. When gloves, socks and boots were worn, excretion rates were significantly decreased and no symptoms were reported. The added protection offered by the socks and boots reduced the absorption of nicotine through the feet.
Descriptors (primary) India; cotinine; tobacco farming; green-tobacco sickness; nicotine
Descriptors (secondary) protective clothing; determination in urine; skin absorption
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds
Agriculture