Browsing SOAR Volume 3 (2019) by Author "Reohr, Rebecca"
Impacts of Pesticides on the Health of Agricultural WorkersReohr, Rebecca; Fulkerson, Gregory (2019)Pesticide exposure has many negative health impacts on agricultural workers. Pesticides that are used for killing pests who damage crops affect not only those pest organisms but also the agricultural workers who apply the pesticides. There are various ways in which workers can be exposed to pesticides. Agricultural workers have frequent direct exposure to pesticides and work with the highest concentrations of the chemicals very often. Therefore, they are at the highest risk of becoming poisoned and affected by them. Despite this, there are various precautions the workers can take to reduce the harmful exposure and its effects.