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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.