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Resources by Topic: Agricultural health and safety

Tuberculosis
Provides information and statistics about tuberculosis in the U.S., globally, and specifically among migrant agricultural workers. Discusses symptoms, treatment, and risk factors.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Maternal & Child Health Fact Sheet
Features information and statistics on health risks and healthcare barriers for women and children in migrant families. Includes information on prenatal and pediatric care, occupational health and safety, and nutrition, among others.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings, 2017
Provides standardized guidelines for public health officials, veterinarians, animal venue operators and exhibitors, farmers, visitors, and those concerned with minimizing health risks from contact with animals. Describes risks from infections such as enteric diseases, rabies, influenza, and others.
Author(s): Russell F. Daly, Jennifer House, Danielle Stanek, Mary Grace Stobierski
Citation: Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association, 251(11), 1268-1292
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians Animal Contact Compendium Committee
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NIEHS/EPA Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers Impact Report
Highlights progress made toward reducing the impact of environmentally induced diseases on children. Includes examples of how exposure to pollutants in rural areas could make children's asthma worse or increase the chances of autism spectrum disorder in children of mothers exposed to pesticides during pregnancy.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Pulmonary Health in Rural America: Cause and Impact of Work-Related Lung Diseases
Provides an overview of occupational lung diseases that impact rural areas related to agriculture, mining, healthcare, and other industries. Discusses asthma, lung cancer, Black Lung, and other work-related lung diseases. Includes information on prevention strategies, and highlights a personal protective equipment (PPE) management program at a rural Wisconsin Critical Access Hospital.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Agricultural Health and Safety Rural Health Chat
Summary of an August 2017 Twitter chat focused on agricultural health and safety. Documents a conversation among rural health experts addressing a range of topics, including health and safety risks related to agriculture and ranching, the role of the rural healthcare system and emergency responders, resources to address ag health and safety concerns, and innovative solutions.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Pesticide Exposure and Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis among Licensed Male Pesticide Applicators in the Agricultural Health Study
Details a study on the correlation between exposure to pesticides by agricultural applicators and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Bases conclusions on questionnaire data from male pesticide applicators in 1993-1997.
Author(s): Armando Meyer, Dale P. Sandler, Laura E. Beane Freeman, Jonathan N. Hofmann, Christine G. Parks
Citation: Environmental Health Perspectives, 125(7)
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
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Pesticide Use and Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the Agricultural Health Study
Highlights a study on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and pesticide use among agricultural pesticide applicators. Analyzes self-reported data from a cohort of workers and their spouses in Iowa and North Carolina in 1993-1997.
Author(s): Martha P. Montgomery, Eric Postel, David M. Umbach, et al.
Citation: Environmental Health Perspectives, 125(7)
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
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Health Insurance is Key to Farm & Ranch Economic Viability - 2017 National Farmer and Rancher Survey Findings
Details the results of a national farmer and rancher survey regarding health insurance coverage and its importance to health of agricultural workers and their families. Discusses the impact of health insurance coverage and cost on the agricultural economy.
Author(s): Shoshanah Inwood, Alana Knudson, Katlyn Morris, et al.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HIREDnAg
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Childhood Agricultural Injuries in the U.S.
A fact sheet providing childhood agricultural injuries data and trends in the U.S. Includes a list of organizations that offer injury prevention strategies and resources.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
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