Work-related symptoms among workers exposed to black tea dust.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/556609
Title:
Work-related symptoms among workers exposed to black tea dust.
Authors:
Lipinska-Ojrzanowska, Agnieszka; Wiszniewska, Marta; Tymoszuk, Diana; Palczynski, Cezary; Walusiak-Skorupa, Jolanta ( 0000-0003-0836-6800 )
Abstract:
Tea may be classified as unfermented green, semi-ferinented oolong and fermented black. All of these types are derived from Camellia sinensis, the Tea Plant, which contains the low molecular weight (LMW) agent Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), probably responsible for allergic reactions. The aim of our study was to asses the work-related allergic symptoms and IgE-mediated sensitivity among black tea packers.; Study groups comprised 26 black tea packers (group 1) and 20 office workers (group 2). A questionnaire, skin prick tests (SPTs) to common allergens and black tea, evaluation of specific IgE (asIgF) to Camellia sinensis and moulds, pre- and post-work-shift spirometry were performed.; At least I symptom suggesting allergic disease was reported by 85% of the tea packers and 60% of the office workers. The most frequent positive results of SPTs were obtained with moulds (8%). A small decline in FE%1 (forced expiratory volume in I s) after the work shift was observed among tea packers sensitized to moulds.; Although specific sensitization to black tea was not observed in our study groups, cough and skin symptoms were significantly more frequently among the tea packers than in office workers. The irritant impact on the airways and the skin of tea dust and/or sensitization to moulds contaminating tea leaves are being suspected.
Affiliation:
Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland
Citation:
Med Pr 2015, 66 (1):11-5
Journal:
Medycyna Pracy
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/556609
PubMed ID:
26016041
Additional Links:
http://medpr.imp.lodz.pl/Objawy-zwiazane-z-praca-u-pracownikow-eksponowanych-na-pyl-czarnej-herbaty,1814,0,2.html
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0465-5893
Sponsors:
European Funds Human Capital Programme (POKL/profil/2008-2013) “Development of complex preventive programs”.
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dc.contributor.authorLipinska-Ojrzanowska, Agnieszkaen
dc.contributor.authorWiszniewska, Martaen
dc.contributor.authorTymoszuk, Dianaen
dc.contributor.authorPalczynski, Cezaryen
dc.contributor.authorWalusiak-Skorupa, Jolantaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-10T08:56:10Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-10T08:56:10Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationMed Pr 2015, 66 (1):11-5en
dc.identifier.issn0465-5893en
dc.identifier.pmid26016041en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/556609en
dc.description.abstractTea may be classified as unfermented green, semi-ferinented oolong and fermented black. All of these types are derived from Camellia sinensis, the Tea Plant, which contains the low molecular weight (LMW) agent Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), probably responsible for allergic reactions. The aim of our study was to asses the work-related allergic symptoms and IgE-mediated sensitivity among black tea packers.en
dc.description.abstractStudy groups comprised 26 black tea packers (group 1) and 20 office workers (group 2). A questionnaire, skin prick tests (SPTs) to common allergens and black tea, evaluation of specific IgE (asIgF) to Camellia sinensis and moulds, pre- and post-work-shift spirometry were performed.en
dc.description.abstractAt least I symptom suggesting allergic disease was reported by 85% of the tea packers and 60% of the office workers. The most frequent positive results of SPTs were obtained with moulds (8%). A small decline in FE%1 (forced expiratory volume in I s) after the work shift was observed among tea packers sensitized to moulds.en
dc.description.abstractAlthough specific sensitization to black tea was not observed in our study groups, cough and skin symptoms were significantly more frequently among the tea packers than in office workers. The irritant impact on the airways and the skin of tea dust and/or sensitization to moulds contaminating tea leaves are being suspected.en
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Funds Human Capital Programme (POKL/profil/2008-2013) “Development of complex preventive programs”.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://medpr.imp.lodz.pl/Objawy-zwiazane-z-praca-u-pracownikow-eksponowanych-na-pyl-czarnej-herbaty,1814,0,2.htmlen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Medycyna pracyen
dc.subjectoccupational allergyen
dc.subjectblack tea dusten
dc.subjectsensitization to mouldsen
dc.subjectmicrobial contamination of teaen
dc.subjectwork-related symptomsen
dc.titleWork-related symptoms among workers exposed to black tea dust.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Polanden
dc.identifier.journalMedycyna Pracyen
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000352757900002en
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0003-0836-6800en

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