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Document ID (ISN)46007
CIS number 86-788
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ghosh S.K., Parikh J.R., Gokani V.N., Rao N.M., Doctor P.B.
Title Occupational health problems among tobacco processing workers: A preliminary study
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 1985, Vol.40, No.6, p.318-321. 15 ref.
Abstract Occupational health problems among 100 tobacco processing workers in India were investigated. 69 workers had symptoms including vomiting, giddiness, headache, etc. and showed an increased urinary excretion rate of nicotine and cotinine. Biochemical parameters were normal and electrocardiographic findings were non-specific; there was no clinical evidence of hypertension or ischaemic heart disease. Therefore, the symptoms of tobacco processing workers might possibly result from mild nicotine toxicity.
Descriptors (primary) toxic effects; India; developing countries; nicotine; tobacco industry
Descriptors (secondary) heart diseases; epidemiologic study; electrocardiography; determination in urine; respiratory function tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) OSH in developing countries
Heterocyclic compounds
Tobacco industry