ERIC Number: ED471494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Aunque cerca...sano: Una guia para prevencion de los riesgos de los pesticidas (Although Nearby...Healthy: A Guide for the Prevention of Pesticide Risks).
Intended for Spanish-speaking farmworkers with children, this publication in comic book format tells these parents how they can protect their children from pesticide risks. On returning home from work, one farmworker couple does not hug their young children. When their behavior is questioned by neighbors, the mother explains that the fields were recently sprayed with pesticides, which remain in the field; they could be carrying poisonous residues on their hands and clothing; and so they will not touch or hug their children until they have washed and changed clothing. She also explains that children have a greater risk of bad effects from pesticides, because of their smaller body size, and describes several ways that farmworkers' children might be exposed to pesticides. Potential short-term and long-term effects of pesticide exposure for children and adults are noted, and seven ways of protecting the family are discussed: not touching, hugging, or picking up children until after washing and changing clothes; leaving shoes outside or cleaning them before entering the house; bathing after work or, at least, washing hands, arms, and face; getting children and adults in the habit of washing their hands frequently; washing fruits and vegetables before eating; separating and washing work clothes separately; and covering toys that are outside when pesticides are sprayed, and washing them afterward. (SV)
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, At Risk Persons, Child Health, Children, Health Promotion, Hygiene, Migrant Children, Parent Materials, Pesticides, Prevention, Risk, Spanish Speaking
Farm Safety 4 Just Kids, P.O. Box 458, Earlham, IA 50072. Tel: 800-423-5437 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.fs4jk.org/spanishresourcebook.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health (DHHS/PHS), Cincinnati, OH.
Authoring Institution: Farm Safety 4 Just Kids, Earlham, IA.; Marshfield Clinic, WI. National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.; Migrant Clinicians Network, Inc., Austin, TX.
Note: Colored illustrations may not reproduce adequately.