ERIC Number: EJ641803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Work Characteristics and Pesticide Exposures among Migrant Agricultural Families: A Community-Based Research Approach.
McCauley, Linda A.; Lasarev, Michael R.; Higgins, Gregory; Rothlein, Joan; Muniz, Juan; Ebbert, Caren; Phillips, Jacki
Environmental Health Perspectives, v109 n5 p533-38 May 2001
Assessment of pesticide exposure in 96 homes of migrant Latino farmworkers with preschool children found the most frequent pesticide residue to be azinphos-methyl (AZM). AZM levels in farmworker homes were related to distance from fields and number of resident agricultural workers. Children's play areas had potential for disproportionate exposure. A culturally appropriate, community-based research approach is discussed. (Contains 20 references.) (SV)
Descriptors: Child Health, Community Involvement, Family Environment, Migrant Children, Migrant Housing, Migrant Workers, Participatory Research, Pesticides
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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