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Casa a Campo: pesticide safety for farmworker families.
Arcury-TA; Hiott-A; Quandt-SA; Grzywacz-JG; Hernández-Pelletier-M
Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, R01-OH-007611, 2007 Jan; :1-20
Casa a Campo: Pesticide Safety for Farmworker Families was an environmental justice community education project with five specific aims: (1) to conduct research that (a) documents the knowledge and beliefs of farmworker families in North Carolina about pesticide exposure and prevention at work and in the home, (b) documents pesticide exposure among farmworker families in North Carolina, and (c) documents other environmental health concerns that arise from community discussions among farmworker families in North Carolina; (2) to develop culturally and linguistically appropriate educational materials and implement programs that will promote ways to prevent or reduce exposure among farmworker families in North Carolina; (3) to develop culturally and linguistically appropriate educational materials and implement programs that will better prepare health care providers in North Carolina to recognize and treat pesticide exposure-related illness among agricultural labor families and counsel families on ways to prevent or reduce exposure; (4) to increase the capacity of the North Carolina Farmworkers' Project to involve community members in the documentation of environmental and occupational health risks and in education for the reduction of environmental and occupational health risks; and (5) to evaluate the process and outcomes of community participation in this project so that it can be used by other community-based organizations to engage community residents in efforts to reduce environmental risks in their own communities.
Farmers; Agriculture; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-chemicals; Pesticides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Health-hazards; Exposure-assessment; Environmental-exposure; Education; Safety-education; Safety-programs; Mental-health; Mental-illness; Psychological-stress; Psychological-effects; Preventive-medicine; Sociological-factors
Thomas A. Arcury, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1085
Final Grant Report
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Casa a Campo: Pesticide Safety for Farmworker Families
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division