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 Title & Authors
Nicotine Exposure in Green Tobacco Harvesters
Lee, Yun-Keun; Kim, Won; Choi, In-Ja;
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 Abstract
Green tobacco sickness (GTS) is an illness associated with nicotine exposures among tobacco harvesters. The purposes of this study were to measure the concentration of nicotine residues on the hands and forearms of tobacco harvesters, and to compare the concentrations according to the harvesting task. Wipe samples from the both hands and forearms were obtained from 16 workers at three sampling times (before work, in the morning after harvesting leaves, and in the afternoon after binding leaves). The geometric means of the right and left hand nicotine levels in harvesting work were 0.70 and , respectively, which were substantial, if significantly lower than the corresponding levels in binding work of 5.19 and (p
 Keywords
green tobacco sickness;tobacco;nicotine;wipe sample;
 Language
Korean
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담배농가의 수확, 엮기작업 중 공기 중 니코틴 노출에 관한 연구,김효철;이경숙;채혜선;박윤석;민경두;

한국산업보건학회지, 2012. vol.22. 3, pp.217-223
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