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Environmental and Occupational Health

Lake Apopka Farmworkers Environmental Health Project

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This reports outlines the findings of a survey designed to document the health problems of African-American, Hispanic, and Haitian former Lake Apopka farmworkers, many of whom are experiencing significant and life-threatening health problems which they believe to be connected to their exposure to multiple sources of environmental contamination.

Multifaceted, Overlapping, Critical to Understand: The Spheres of Influence Affecting Agricultural Worker Health and Safety

Journal of Agromedicine Socio-ecological approaches for improving agricultural safety and health


Summer = Tomatoes! How to Keep Tomato Workers Safe and Healthy



The Year in US Occupational Health & Safety

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This report captures important happenings in occupational health and safety from August 2013 through July 2014. Authoured by researchers from the George Washington University Milken Institute School Of Public Health, this resource focuses on workplace injury and illness statistics each spring and documents successes, challenges, and areas ripe for improvement in occupational health and safety.  

Health Across Borders: Migration, Disease, Medicine & Public Health in a Global Age

On September 18-19, 2014, the Center for the History of the New America and the Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland will co-host a conference exploring the connections between migration, race, disease, and public health. Dr. David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States, will be the keynote speaker.

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Repeated Pesticide Exposure among North Carolina Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers

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Limited data document the multiple and repeated pesticide absorption experienced by farmworkers in an agricultural season or their risk factors.

Chronic Agricultural Chemical Exposure Among Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers

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Laboratory studies and case reports of accidental exposure to large amounts of chemicals indicate that there are immediate and long‐

Acute Pesticide- Related Illness Among Working Youths, 1988-1999

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The goal of this study was to describe acute occupational pesticide-related illnesses among youths and to provide prevention recommendations. Survey data from 8 states and from poison control center data were analyzed.

Acute Occupational Pesticide- Related Illness in the US 1998-1999: Surveillance Findings From the SENSOR-Pesticides Program

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Concern about the adverse public health and environmental effects of pesticide use is persistent. Recognizing the importance of surveillance for acute occupational pesticide-related illness, we report on surveillance for this condition across multiple states. Between 1998 and 1999, a total of 1,009 individuals with acute occupational pesticide-related illness were identified by states participating in the SENSOR-pesticides program. 

The Surveillance of Work- Related Pesticide Illness: An Application of the Sentinel Event Notification Systems for Occupational Risks( SENSOR)

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In response to limitations in state-based occupational disease surveillance, the California Department of Health Services developed a model for surveillance of acute, work-related pesticide illness. The objectives were to enhance case reporting and link case reports to preventive interventions. Risk factors for pesticide illness were prevalent. 

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