Tobacco Field Workers: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:37 by admin
Tobacco field workers are at risk of cancer, infertility and Green Tobacco Sickness, a form of nicotine poisoning.

Once nicotine is absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin, it travels to the brain, where it can affect the nervous and gastrointestinal systems. The majority of tobacco workers are migrant workers. Unfortunately, working conditions in the field are often poor and laborers are reluctant to complain about work related health problems or illnesses.

See your doctor if you work in the tobacco industry and have experienced serious health problems. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Workplace Injuries & Discrimination: Overview
  2. Cancer
  3. Female Infertility
  4. Green Tobacco Sickness: Overview
  5. Male Infertility: Overview
  6. Poisoning
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