Work-related injuries among immigrants: a growing global health disparity

  title={Work-related injuries among immigrants: a growing global health disparity},
  author={M. Schenker},
  journal={Occupational and Environmental Medicine},
  pages={717 - 718}
  • M. Schenker
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Increased occupational hazards among immigrant workers were described 100 years ago in Upton Sinclair’s novel The Jungle , which exposed the scandalous living and working conditions of immigrants in the Chicago stockyards. At the same time Dr Alice Hamilton was establishing the field of occupational health in the USA by her studies of immigrant workers exposed to the hazards of lead, rubber, viscous rayon and other toxins.1 Unfortunately, increased occupational hazards to immigrant workers… Expand
23 Citations

Topics from this paper

Work-Related Injuries Among Immigrant Workers in Italy
Association between mental health and fall injury in Canadian immigrants and non-immigrants.
Hospitalization of injured immigrants in Poland - Demographic profile and diagnosis.


Exploring the dangerous trades.
  • A. Brandt
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Reviews in American history
  • 1989
The health of U.S. hired farm workers.
Occupational fatalities of Hispanic construction workers from 1992 to 2000.
Immigrant populations, work and health--a systematic literature review.
Profile of the foreign-born population in the United States.
  • A. Bachu
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Current population reports. Series P-20, Population characteristics
  • 1991
The Use of Household Cleaning Sprays and Adult Asthma: An International Longitudinal Study
Chartbook 2004
  • 2004, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: Cincinnati, OH. NIOSH No. 2004-146. http://, accessed 30 April
  • 2008
Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, Series P23–206
  • Profile of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States,
  • 2000