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Greater Risks, Fewer Rights: U.S Farmworkers and Pesticides
Pesticide Action Network, United Farmworkers of America, and California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation analyzed California government data on agricultural poisonings and enforcement of worker safety standards. Nearly 500 pesticide poisonings were reported for California farmworkers every year. The actual number of pesticide-related illnesses is unknown, since many poisonings go unreported.
Guidance for Protecting Workers against Avian Flu - U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administation (OSHA)
New safety and health guidance from OSHA alerts workers and employers about the hazards of avian flu and provides practical recommendations on ways to avoid sickness.
Listserv on Workers' Health in Latin America and the Caribbean
Listserv on Workers' Health in Latin America and the Caribbean - A regional and international forum in Spanish to exchange information, knowledge and experiences related to any aspect of occupational and environmental health. Emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean. Open to all interested participants.
MCN HEART (Health and Environment Analysis Resource Tool)
An interactive web-based geographic application which provides support to field clinicians looking for information, tools, referrals and services in environmental/occupational health for their migrant patients.
Mesothelioma Information Resource Group
The Mesothelioma Information and Resource Group (MIRG) is an organization created to assist patients, family, friends and loved ones in learning about mesothelioma and other asbestos-related injuries.
Migrant Worker Health Project – CANADA
This web site houses a collection of information, contacts and resources to assist health practitioners in providing care to migrant farm workers. Although the primary intended audience is health care providers in Ontario, much of the information may be useful to other parties.
National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)
National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), based at the Center for Disease Control, conducts environment and health research and surveillance. Their interventions range from emergency response, training and education to public policy.
National Environmental Education Foundation
The National Environmental Education Foundation's Health & Environment Program provides environmental education and training for health professionals to improve health care and public health, with a special emphasis on protecting children and other populations disproportionately effected by environmental pollutants.
National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) serves 5,000 environmental health and protection professionals.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): Providing national and world leadership to prevent work-related illnesses and injuries