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Consumers may not realize, but someone handpicked every tomato available in the produce section of their local grocery stores. Tomato farming in the United States demands manual labor, long hours, and prolonged exposure to more...
A new UC Berkeley report finds that janitors and security officers are uniquely vulnerable to sexual harassment because the structure of the property services industry puts them at risk, and conditions within the industry more...
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In order to help Californians control pests in the safest possible manner, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH) will be offering a new training course for more...
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A new commentary by Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) researchers, published in Reproductive Toxicology, covers the emerging evidence that chemical exposure may contribute to breast cancer risk. It more...
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Millions of workers in the United States are not getting the wages and benefits they are entitled to by law. While some may see this as a labor issue, researchers say it is a public health problem that has been ignored for more...
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If climate change continues as projected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), by mid-century, high temperatures and humidity are likely to compromise global agricultural production and working outdoors, more...
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Seth Holmes’s book chronicling the five years he spent in the field with indigenous Mexican migrants has recently received two awards acknowledging its significance in the field of anthropology: the 2013 New Millennium Book more...
Laura Stock has taken on the role of executive director for the Labor and Occupational Health Program (LOHP), a community outreach program of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at the UC Berkeley School of more...
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"Oaxacan [Mexicans] like to work bent over."   "They're lower to the ground, so they're perfect for berry picking."   During his years of fieldwork among indigenous Mexican migrant farmworkers, physician and anthropologist more...
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The $1 million in fines for willful and serious safety violations issued on Jan. 30, 3013, by Cal/OSHA against the Chevron Corporation should be a wake-up call for the Bay Area and the nation, according to a new coalition of more...
The Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry (BCGC) has been awarded a $3.4 million training grant by the National Science Foundation. The grant will train five to six Ph.D. students annually for five years in the principles of more...
Many employers are mistakenly relying upon public fire departments to rescue workers from confined spaces, such as water and sewer pipes, manholes and tunnels, according to an analysis by UC Berkeley health researchers of more...