dairy industry

Respiratory Health

Respiratory health is a major concern for farmers, farmworkers, and their families due to high exposure levels of air pollution while working outside (e.g., environmental dust, transportation, and/or agricultural practices). Some of the highest rates of asthma in the country are in the California Central Valley, which is the primary center for agricultural production and some of the country's highest air pollution levels.

WCAHS Has a New Four Year Research Project

November 27, 2017
Helping Dairy Workers Reduce Their Exposure to Infectious Disease

We received exciting news this fall that 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.