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Document ID (ISN)110124
CIS number 09-1117
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Strong L.L., Thompson B., Koepsell T.D., Meischke H., Coronado G.D.
Title Reducing the take-home pathway of pesticide exposure: Behavioral outcomes from the Para Niņos Saludables study
Bibliographic information Aug. 2009, Vol.51, No.8, p.922-933. Illus. 49 ref.
Abstract The objective of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the effectiveness of community interventions in promoting behaviours to reduce exposure of farmworkers' families to pesticides. Farmworker households in Washington State were divided into 11 intervention and 12 comparison communities to examine differences over time in reported pesticide safety practices. Pesticide safety practices improved in both intervention and comparison communities over time, but there were several further modest improvements in certain behaviors among the intervention community of farmworkers. Further research is needed to identify successful strategies for reducing the exposure of farmworkers' families to pesticides taken home.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; pesticides; human behaviour; Washington; safe working methods; agriculture; limitation of exposure
Descriptors (secondary) USA; migrant workers; programme evaluation; cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Agricultural chemicals
Safety culture and safety consciousness