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ID (ISN) del documento109087
Número CIS 09-153
ISSN - Título de la serie 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Año 2007
Número de serie
Autor(es) Liebman A.K., Juárez P.M., Leyva C., Corona A.
Título A pilot program using promotoras de salud to educate farmworker families about the risks from pesticide exposure
Información bibliográfica 2007, Vol.12, No.2, p.33-43. Illus. 22 ref.
Resumen This paper reviews a successful education effort to minimize pesticide exposure to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families through innovative training curricula, informal participatory educational techniques and culturally sensitive outreach methods. In 2004, lay health educators (promotoras de salud), were trained in pesticide safety and in ways to promote safety information in the farmworker community in New Mexico. Through home visits and small group workshops, the promotoras trained 273 farmworkers and farmworker family members on ways to reduce exposures to pesticides in their homes and at work, with an emphasis on protecting children. The families received a Spanish language comic book that reinforced the pesticide safety information. The project resulted in a significant increase in knowledge regarding the routes of exposure, the vulnerability of children, the signs and symptoms of pesticide poisonings and the ways to minimize pesticide exposures.
Descriptores (primarios) programas de higiene; trabajo estacional; agricultura; trabajadores emigrantes; pesticidas
Descriptores (secundarios) intoxicaciones por pesticidas; ninos; valoración del programa; limitación de la exposición; Nuevo México
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Agricultura, pesca, cría de ganado
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Workplace health promotion
Agricultura
Agricultural chemicals