PANNA: Resource Pointer #335 (Farmworker Rights)


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Resource Pointer #335 (Farmworker Rights)
September 3, 2003

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Florida's Farmworkers in the Twenty-first Century, 2003* Nano Riley. Describes the lives of Florida's agricultural laborers, a largely migrant population including Hispanic, Haitian, and other Caribbean immigrants. Focuses on the poor working conditions confronting them and subsequent health consequences. Also includes discussions of family life and immigration. 208 pages. US$24.95. Contact University Press of Florida, 15 NW 15th St., Gainesville, FL 32611; phone (800) 226-3822; fax (352) 392-7302; email info@upf.com; Web site http://www.upf.com/.

*Bitter Harvest: Child Labour in Agriculture, 2002* Alec Frye. Examines issues surrounding the use of children as agricultural laborers in developing countries. Describes the nature of child agricultural work and the hazards and health threats posed to child laborers. Concludes with policy suggestions to improve working conditions and lessen the dependence on child farmworkers. 47 pages. Available for free download at: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/dialogue/actrav/publ/ilist3.htm. Contact International Labour Organization (ILO) Bureau for Worker's Activities (ACTRAV), Rampe du Pont-Rouge 8, CH 1213, Geneva, Switzerland; phone (41 22) 793-2233; fax: (41 22) 799-6570; email: actrav@ilo.org; Web site http://www.ilo.org/public/english/dialogue/actrav/.

*Plaguicidas, tabaco, y salud: el caso de lot jornaleros huicholes, jornaleros mestizos y ejidatarios en Nayarit, México, 2002* Patricia Díaz Romo and Samuel Salinas Álvarez. Discuses the health consequences of tobacco farming in the Nayarit region of Mexico especially the risks posed by prolonged pesticide exposure attributed to sprayings and water contamination. Includes extensive data demonstrating the extent and type of pesticide exposure and the medical conditions afflicting the indigenous population occupying Nayarit. 205 pages. Mexican peso 120. Contact Proyecto Huicholes y Plaguicidas, Apartado postal 1156, Correo Central, Oaxaca, Oaxaca, C.P. 68000 Mexico, email huicholesyplaguicidas@hotmail.com.

*Hazardous Harvests: Exploring Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Standards of U.S. Farmworkers, 2001* American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). Investigates the many hazards facing farm workers including pesticides, musculoskeletal stressors, and mechanical and other physical hazards. Reports results of several studies documenting farm worker health and safety and suggests opportunities for improving farm working conditions. Based on a discussion forum. 50 pages. US$22. Contact AIHA 2700 Prosperity Ave., Suite 250, Fairfax, VA 22031; phone (703) 849-888; fax (703) 297-3561; email infonet@aiha.org; Web site http://www.aiha.org/.

*International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health* Quarterly journal. Addresses issues of farm worker health and safety, both domestic and international as well as other occupations. Several articles are devoted to pesticides and illnesses linked with exposure. Recent article titles include "U.S. Farm Workers and Pesticides," "South African Farm Worker's Rights," "Accountability in the Pesticide Industry," and "Work-Related Asthma Exacerbation." Web site offers archived articles available for download. US$98 for individual subscribers within US and US$108 for international subscribers. Contact Abel Publications Services, Inc., 1611 Aquinas Court, Burlington, North Carolina, 27215; phone (336) 585-1850; email abel@ijoeh.com; Web site http://www.ijoeh.com/.

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