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Type: Artigo
Title: Evaluation Of The Standard Protection Clothing Used During Tobacco Harvest And Implications For The Green Tobacco Sickness (gts) Prevention
Title Alternative: Avaliação Da Vestimenta-padrão Utilizada Durante A Colheita Das Folhas Do Tabaco E Implicações Na Prevenção Da Green Tobacco Sickness (gts)
Author: Da Fontoura Rodrigues Selmi G.
Correa C.L.
Zambrone F.A.D.
Abstract: Recently, Green Tobacco Sickness (GTS) has been confirmed among workers in a major tobacco-producing region in Brazil. This indicates the need to adopt preventive measures to control the disease. Objectives: This study aimed at evaluating the efficacy of the proposed use of standard clothing during tobacco leaf harvesting process, and at evaluating its applicability in the GTS prevention. Methods: Potential dermal exposure of workers to nicotine and cotinine was determined by passive dosimetry. A total of 18 workers participated in the study. These workers wore the standard protective clothing during a typical workday. Quantification of the nicotine and cotinine residues was carried out by means of UPLC-MS-MS. Results: The results showed that the clothing provided approximately 98% protection, and that its use may contribute to the GTS prevention. Conclusion: To raise awareness on the importance of the use of the clothing, associated with educational actions concerning the disease, will be the path to prevention and control of GTS.
Subject: Agricultural Workers
Occupational Exposure
Editor: Associacao Nacional de Medicina do Trabalho
Citation: Revista Brasileira De Medicina Do Trabalho. Associacao Nacional De Medicina Do Trabalho, v. 14, n. 3, p. 184 - 191, 2016.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.5327/Z1679-443520163315
Date Issue: 2016
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