Uragoda, C. G. (1970).Brit. J. industr. Med.,27, 181-182. Tea maker's asthma. In the manufacture of tea, which is supervised by a tea maker, a fine dust called tea fluff is discharged into the atmosphere of the factory. A case of asthma, occurring in a tea maker as the result of inhalation of this fluff, is described. Provocative inhalation of the fluff produced an attack within a few minutes. A positive reaction was obtained on skin testing with tea fluff antigen.
Tea factory cough and tea taster's disease are two other occupational diseases associated with the tea industry.
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