|Document ID (ISN)||24445|
|ISSN - Serial title
||Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
|Convention or series no.
||Comparative clinical aspects and pathogenesis of respiratory disorders among tobacco farmers and workers in the tobacco industry
||Kliniko-patogenetičeskie sopostavlenija pri respiratornoj patologii u tabakovodov i rabočih tabačnogo proizvodstva [in Russian]|
||Jan. 1975, No.1, p.22-24. 5 ref.
||Results of clinical examination and laboratory allergy tests in 1,700 tobacco industry and plantation workers. The author discovered a high incidence of allergic respiratory disease (rhinopharyngeal disorders, rhinitis, bronchial asthma). A short period of sensitisation to tobacco is followed by a prolonged period of tolerance followed, in turn, by clear symptoms of allergy. Other occupational diseases induced by exposure to tobacco, but not of allergic origin, were also observed: atrophic or (more rarely) hypertrophic processes in the mucosae of the upper airways and chronic bronchitis (dust-induced or of complex aetiology).
||tobacco industry; tobacco; allergic respiratory disorders; tobacco farming; respiratory diseases
||USSR; chronic bronchitis; sensitization; mucous membrane diseases; survey; respirable dust
||Food, beverage and tobacco industries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)