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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.

Leslie Nickels: “One of our finest warriors," A Memorial from The Pump Handle

[Editor's Note: We at MCN are saddened to hear of Leslie's passing. Here, we reprint a touching memorial written by Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH, at the Pump Handle. Read the original blog post here, that includes pictures of Leslie and lots of comments from our colleagues.]

MCN Webinar: It's Your Right to Know! Helping Community Health Workers Promote Chemical Safety on the Job

Millions of workers are exposed to chemicals everyday on the job. All workers have the right to know about the chemicals they work with and community health workers can be an important source of information and support for workers.


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.

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