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Funded by PNASH

Pesticide Exposure and Risk Perceptions among Male and Female Latinx Farmworkers

Evidence suggests that female farmworkers may have higher rates of acute pesticide poisoning than their male coworkers, but few studies have compared pesticide exposure among males and females recruited from the same populations. This pilot study examines pesticide exposure and risk perceptions among 60 male and female Latinx farmworkers.

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Funded by the NIH

Herbicide Exposure in Pregnant Women

Emerging literature suggests that in utero exposure to glyphosate and glyphosate based herbicides may effect reproduction and may adversely impact developing fetuses. This study aims to quantify how much glyphosate pregnant women are exposed to and how that exposure is occurring.

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Funded by INBRE

Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin

In many countries, an unexplained form of chronic kidney disease affects agricultural workers. This collaborative study aims to determine associations of pesticide exposures, fluid status, and fructose intake on kidney function.

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Funded by MW CTR-IN

Health Disparities Among Latina Farmworkers

This project aimed to identify the most critical risk factors for poor health facing this underserved and understudied population in order to develop future interventions to reduce these health disparities.

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Funded by ITHS

Organic Dietary Intervention

Current research shows that organic food consumption significantly reduces pesticide exposure; however, does this reduced exposure lead to a measurable health benefit? Our pilot study of the effects of an organic diet during pregnancy was the first step we are taking toward answering this question.

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Reducing Potato Production Hazards

Agricultural workplaces can be hazardous. The main aim of this project was to create a safer work environment for farmworkers involved in Northwest Potato Production through the identification and prevention of these worksite hazards.

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Funded by USDA

Bromide Uptake in Crops

Growers often use pesticides to contend with unwanted pests. In this project, we measured a pesticide’s breakdown products to ensure that they don’t enter our food supply at unacceptable levels.

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