"Pesticides protect the fruit, but not the people": using community-based ethnography to understand farmworker pesticide-exposure risks.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


American journal of public health, Volume 99 Suppl 3, p.S616-21 (2009)


2009, Adult, Agriculture, Anthropology, Cultural, Center-Authored Paper, Community-Based Participatory Research, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Male, Middle Aged, Observation, Occupational Exposure, Pesticides, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Assessment, Washington, Young Adult


We used community-based ethnography and public health risk assessment to assess beliefs about pesticide exposure risks among farmworkers in the Lower Yakima Valley of Washington State.