Respiratory Health

Respiratory Diseases in the Field and at Home / Enfermedades Respiratorias en el Campo y en el Hogar

La Iniciativa de Salud de las Américas, de la Universidad de California Berkeley, en colaboración con el Comité Cívico del Valle, invitan a promotores de salud del Valle Central a participar en este taller sobre Enfermedades Respiratorias en el Campo y en el Hogar.

Animal Agriculture, Air Quality, and Climate Change

April 17, 2019
Dr. Frank Mitloehner of the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis discusses the challenges that California dairies will face as they attempt to reduce agricultural emissions by 2030. 

A Look Back at 2018

December 13, 2018
WCAHS had a very busy year with research and outreach activities throughout the western states.

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.

Wildfire Safety Tips

July 09, 2018
No matter where you are in California, it is likely you will experience smoke from wildfires, which contains fine particles that can harm your health.

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.

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.