Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Tea maker's asthma
  1. C. G. Uragoda
  1. The Chest Clinic, Kandy, Ceylon


    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.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.