worker protection standards

By Margaret Morales   In my last post I wrote about some of the health risks of pesticide exposure. The risk of exposure is particularly high for agricultural workers and others who work directly with pesticides.  In 1992 the EPA published the existing Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for Agricultural Pesticides […]

Proposed changes to EPA’s agricultural Worker Protection Standard

By Margaret Morales The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences published a report this week linking prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides with a higher risk of autism. The study found that children whose mothers lived within a mile of fields treated with an organophosphate pesticide during their pregnancy were 60% […]

Organophosphate pesticides and autism

By Claire Carson, REU intern 2012   On my first day as a research translation trainee, I showed up at 8:30 sharp, armed with laptop, notebook, and only a vague idea of what research translation actually entailed. Judging by the website’s description, it was simply communicating research results. I envisioned […]

Promotores, worker protection standards, and research translation