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Clinical Findings and Risk Factors for Green Tobacco Sickness (GTS) in Tobacco Farmworkers

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

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Description:

Green Tobacco Sickness (GTS) refers to nicotine poisoning in farmworkers handling and harvesting tobacco. The nicotine is mostly absorbed directly through the skin, but also may be absorbed from water vapor in the air. Recognition of risk factors and early symptoms can help reduce its severity.

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