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Field-tested pesticides health solutions

Providing pesticide safety solutions for the agricultural workplace, especially for handheld equipment.

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New COVID-19 Guidance and Resources for Agriculture

See below for new guidance and resources from state and federal authorities to help improve workplace safety and meet requirements for your region.

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Celebrating our Students

One of the primary goals of the PNASH Center is to provide opportunities for student research and mentorship. Every year, the PNASH Center is fortunate to have talented and passionate students involved in our research.

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Turning Down the Heat for Agricultural Workers

Heat illness is a serious concern for agriculture workers, but Erica Chavez Santos and the HEAT team are working to turn down the temperature of this serious health and safety risk.

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Fighting children's asthma at home

Indoor air cleaners and education reduced symptoms and hospital visits for rural children with asthma, according to UW study

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Responding to COVID-19

PNASH is compiling resources for our partners in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska, including materials in Spanish. Conditions are changing constantly. Check back regularly.

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Nothing about us without us

DEOHS and other UW researchers team up with Washington farmworkers to make better health accessible to all

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Bilingual app to keep farmworkers safe

First-of-its-kind mobile app developed by DEOHS provides pesticide safety information in Spanish

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Well water safety

In Washington’s Yakima Valley, a DEOHS student taps the power of community to help improve access to safe water

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When pesticides drift

DEOHS research will inform WA state efforts to protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure

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Sexual harassment in the fields

Farmworker stories and DEOHS research inform new training video to prevent sexual harassment of agricultural workers

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2019-20 Awarded PNASH Pilots

Funded small grant projects for Ag health and safety

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