green tobacco sickness


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green to·bac·co sick·ness

an illness of tobacco harvest workers characterized by headache, dizziness, and vomiting.

green tobacco sickness

a nicotine-induced illness of tobacco harvest workers characterized by headache, dizziness, vomiting, and prostration, caused by skin contact with wet tobacco leaves.
A form of nicotine poisoning that affects young tobacco workers in the Southeastern US, caused by dermal exposure to wet tobacco leaves
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Cotinine levels and green tobacco sickness among shadetobacco workers.
Green tobacco sickness in children and adolescents.
Green tobacco sickness and skin integrity among migrant latino farmworkers.
Arcury TA, Quandt SA, Preisser JS, et al: The incidence of green tobacco sickness among Latino farmworkers.
Arcury TA, Quandt SA, Preisser JS: Measuring occupational illness incidence and prevalence in a difficult to study population: green tobacco sickness among Latino farmworkers in North Carolina.
Arcury TA, Quandt SA, Preisser JS, et al; High levels of transdermal nicotine exposure produce green tobacco sickness in Latino farmworkers.