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MCN COMIC: Working with Farm Animals: Keeping Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community Healthy

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Bilingual educational comic book about ways to prevent zoonotic diseases. Developed by MCN in partnership with The Ohio State University.

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Cholinesterase (ChE) Testing Protocols and Algorithm for Healthcare Providers

These Cholinesterase (ChE) clinical tools provide a concise and simple format to guide clinicians in monitoring the ChE levels for patients working with Class I and Class II organophosphates (OP) or OP and N-methyl-carbamates. 

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Heat Related Illness

http://deohs.washington.edu/pnash/heat_illness

The Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center offers a comprehensive resource section on heat stress and related illnesses.

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Assessment of Maternal Occupational Pesticide Exposures during Pregnancy and Three Children with Birth Defects: North Carolina, 2004

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In August of 2005, the North Carolina Division of Public Health, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB) was notified that three women who had worked on farms in North Carolina owned by Ag-Mart had delivered infants with birth defects.  All three births took place in Florida where the women also worked on Ag-Mart farms and lived near each other.  This report summarizes the OEEB’s investigation and assessment of the pesticide exposures likely experienced by these women while in North Carolina. 

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Battling Heat Stress in Agriculture

http://are.berkeley.edu/~howardrr/pubs/helpworkers.agsafe04.pdf

Battling Heat Stress in Agriculture--Hundreds of thousands of agricultural workers perform strenuous tasks in hot weather, and they are at risk of injury from heat stress. This UC Berkeley website is designed to support research and extension work as well as management policies and individual worker choices that will ultimately reduce personal and associated costs in agriculture due to heat stress.

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California Safe Cosmetics Program

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/cosmetics/Pages/default.aspx

An online, searchable database that allows salon workers and others to learn about and report toxic chemicals found in nail salon products and other cosmetics.

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Environmental History Tools for Pediatric Health Care Providers

http://www.neefusa.org/health/PEHI/index.htm

This sight offers a environmental history screening form, a comprehensive environmental history form and an environmental history taking primer. It is part of NEEF's Pediatric Environmental History Initiative, a multi-year project to incorporate environmental history taking into the clinical practice of pediatricians and nurses.

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Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma: Guidelines for Health Care Providers

http://www.neefusa.org/health/asthma/asthmaguidelines.htm

These guidelines are aimed at integrating environmental management of asthma into pediatric health care. Offers clinical competencies in environmental health relevant to pediatric asthma and outlines the environmental interventions to communicate to patients.

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Fact Sheet- Key Revisions to the Worker Protection Standard

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Worker Protection Standard (WPS) provides basic workplace protections to farmworkers and pesticide handlers to minimize the adverse effects of pesticide exposure. EPA announced major revisions to the WPS in September 2015. MCN and FJ's fact sheet provides a summary of the revised regulation.

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Farmworker Clinical Care Resource for Occupational Health

http://www.farmworkercliniciansmanual.com

This comprehensive manual was developed by the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health and the Migrant Clinicians Network for the diagnosis and treatment of occupational injuries in migrant and seasonal farmworkers. The information in the manual does focus on agricultural occupations in the Northeast.

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