|Document ID (ISN)||103191|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Goldman L., Eskenazi B., Bradman A., Jewell N.P.
||Risk behaviors for pesticide exposure among pregnant women living in farmworker households in Salinas, California
||June 2004, Vol.45, No.6, p.491-499. 40 ref.
||04-0157.pdf [in English]
||Although farm workers and their families are known to be at risk for pesticide exposure, little is known about behaviours that increase their risk. In this study, the frequency of risky behaviours among pregnant farm workers was determined and persons at greatest risk were characterized. Participants were pregnant women residing in the valley of Salinas, California, including 153 farm workers and 248 women not working on farms but residing with farm workers. Habits relating to hand washing, bathing, use of protective clothing, housecleaning, laundering of work clothes, wearing of work clothes and shoes in the home, and eating produce from the fields were examined. Between 25 and 60% of the women demonstrated risky behaviour on each item. Practices of households with pregnant farm workers and non farm workers did not differ. Pregnant farm workers and those living with farm workers need to be educated to reduce potential pesticide exposure.
||safety consciousness; California; agriculture; human behaviour; expectant mothers; pesticides
||protective clothing; USA; personal hygiene; safety and health training; migrant workers; social aspects; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Safety culture and safety consciousness