Participatory Education with Farmworkers in Pesticide Safety

  • Arcury, Thomas;
  • Quandt, Sara;
  • Colin, Austin;
  • Saavedra, Rosa;
  • Rao, Pamela;
  • Cabrera, Luis

  • You can protect your body from residues or spraying by clothes that cover you completely, including:
    • A long-sleeved shirt
    • Long pants
    • A hat with a brim
    • Gloves
    • A hat or handkerchief that covers your neck
    • Shoes and socks
  • Wearing clothing that covers your whole body will reduce the possibility of being contaminated by pesticide residues, as well as of developing sun poisoning or green tobacco sickness, including all their short and long term effects.
  • Cotton clothes let the outside air circulate to your skin while shielding the skin from the direct sunlight and reducing dehydration.
Man with hoe

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