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WCAHS Fall Symposium 2017

February 20, 2018
The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety met on October 26, 2017 at the UC Davis International Center for their Fall Symposium.

A Full House at WCAHS

November 28, 2017
Two vacant WCAHS administration positions were filled this fall with Fadi Fathallah, PhD, becoming the new WCAHS Associate Director and Christopher Simmons, PhD, becoming the new WCAHS Director of Research.

Stories From the Field: Community Health Fair at Knights Landing One Health Center

November 28, 2017
This is the second year that WCAHS has participated in a community health fair organized by the student volunteers at the Knights Landing One Health Center, a UC Davis student-run clinic that provides valuable primary health care services to the Knights Landing community every first and third Sunday of each month.

Congratulations to Our Research Award Winners!

November 28, 2017
The California Heat Illness Prevention Study (CHIPS) received a research paper award at the June 2017 International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health conference held in Logan, Utah.

Healing Through Farming: The Farmer Veteran Coalition

November 28, 2017
Finding viable employment and meaningful careers is a challenge for many of today’s veterans returning home, but the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) brings two of the country's biggest industries together—agriculture and military.

WCAHS Has a New Four Year Research Project

November 27, 2017
An additional research project, “Reducing occupational exposure to zoonotic pathogens in California dairy farmworkers,” has been awarded funding from the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, increasing the number of primary WCAHS research projects to five.

Healthy Lungs and Agriculture

November 16, 2017
Agricultural workers face numerous airborne threats every day. Air pollutant emissions, soil fumigants, pesticides, mold, asbestos, and dust are a few of the potential lung health hazards that an agricultural worker can come into contact through work.

Reducing Lower Back Pain Related to Farming

November 08, 2017
Lower back pain is one of most serious health problems for farmworkers, and it can result from the intensive manual work that farming requires, such as carrying heavy objects or working long hours in a stooped posture.