The goal of this study is to formally evaluate if a community health worker intervention can effectively reduce workplace exposures in marginalized small businesses to hazardous chemicals. Through face-to-face encounters, this study will increase the capacity of workers with limited education, literacy, and computer skills to understand workplace hazards and effective control options to reduce exposures and prevent occupational disease.
SWEHSC & WEST Water and Environmental Health Event
Paloma I. Beamer, PhD, associate professor of environmental health sciences at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, recently was named president-elect of the International Society of Exposure Science.
The primary goal of this Pilot Project was to collect data to determine the risk perceptions of impacted Navajo citizens living within three communities on the Navajo Nation, which include Upper Fruitland, NM, Shiprock, NM, and Aneth, UT, within one year of the Gold King Mine spill.
Dust Is More Than Dirt
(Truthout) In the midst of the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, it is not surprising that the World Health Organization recently released a report documenting that the environment is responsible for almost a quarter of deaths and disease in the world.
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathon Nez visited the University of Arizona researchers Karletta Chief and