Evaluating Pesticide Safety Knowledge and Behaviors in Hispanic Migrant & Seasonal Farmworkers of the San Luis, Arizona Region
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractMigrant-seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs) grow and harvest the nation’s crops. In the process, they are exposed to occupational pesticides that pose health risks to them and their families. In Arizona (AZ), the majority of MSFWs are in Yuma County. The San Luis region is an agricultural, rural area in Yuma County where MSFWs reside. This Project evaluates occupational pesticide safety in farmworkers of the San Luis region. Quantitative data and qualitative data obtained from a focus group workshop interview indicate that MSFWs in the San Luis region feel safe, informed and in control working with occupational pesticides. The findings also revealed concerns that can potentially influence occupational health of the local farmworkers and that can be addressed through community outreach initiatives.
Degree ProgramGraduate College