Effectiveness of pesticide safety training and knowledge about pesticide exposure among Hispanic farmworkers.

@article{Levesque2012EffectivenessOP,
  title={Effectiveness of pesticide safety training and knowledge about pesticide exposure among Hispanic farmworkers.},
  author={Donna L Levesque and Ahmed A Arif and Ji Jia Shen},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={54 12},
  pages={1550-6}
}
BACKGROUND Pesticide poisoning rates remain high among farmworkers despite programs aimed at reducing pesticide exposure. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted among 187 Hispanic farmworkers in North Carolina. Farmworkers were interviewed to determine the association between pesticide safety training and knowledge about pesticides and use of personal protective equipment (PPE). RESULTS Use of PPE was higher among farmworkers who reported wearing gloves reduced the harmful effects of… CONTINUE READING
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