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ERIC Number: ED292593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 133
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-9616508-2-6
The Occupational Health of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in the United States. Second Edition.
Wilk, Valerie A.
Intended to provide a framework for a research agenda on migrant and seasonal farmworker health and to serve as a resource for all those concerned with farmworker health, this report examines farmworker health data gathered within the past 10-15 years. The document contains the following material: (1) an overview of the major occupational health problems reported by migrant health centers; (2) a summary of the literature on each agricultural health problem presented; (3) information on ongoing research projects on farmworker occupational health; (4) recommendations for research priorities on farmworker health; (5) information on occupational safety and health laws covering agricultural workers; and (6) a resource guide on farmworker occupational safety and health, including training materials. One-third of the report is devoted to specific occupational health problems including communicable diseases, urinary tract infections/kidney problems, heat stress, pesticide-related illness, dermatitis, eye problems, accidents, noninfectious respiratory diseases, cancer, hazards for children in the fields, and hazards for pregnant women and/or the newborn. (JHZ)
National Rural Health Association, 301 East Armour Blvd., Suite 420, Kansas City, MO 64111 ($15.00; $12.00 for quantities).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration, Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Care Delivery and Assistance.
Authoring Institution: Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For the executive summary, see RC 016 510.