|Document ID (ISN)||67823|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
|Convention or series no.
||McKnight R.H., Koetke C.A., Donnelly C.
||Familial clusters of green tobacco sickness
||1996, Vol.3, No.2, p.51-59. 26 ref.
||96-2175.pdf [in English]
||Three case studies are presented of clusters of three to five members of an immediate or extended family who became ill after working together on tobacco farms in Kentucky, USA. Symptoms included vomiting, nausea, weakness, dizziness, pallor, headache and diaphoresis. Factors contributing to the clustering of green tobacco sickness in this area include the predominance of family-based work crews, manual harvesting methods involving considerable dermal contact with the tobacco plants, and the high nicotine content of the tobacco.
||nicotine; tobacco farming; green-tobacco sickness
||USA; case study; Kentucky
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)