3099.0: Monday, November 13, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Reducing Pesticide Exposure in Rural and Urban Settings Using Community-Based Research Designs

Pesticides present a human health hazard in a wide range of occupational and residential environments. The papers in this session report research designed to reduce exposure through the use of community based participatory research. This approach brings together the knowledge, concerns and skills of community members and scientists to form partnerships aimed at seeking greater environmental justice in communities. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Environmental Protection Agency have been leaders in promoting community based participatory prevention/intervention research (CBPIR). The papers in this session report on five of these projects. While all focus on pesticide exposure, the settings range from rural to urban, exposure sites range from residential to worksite, and the exposure periods range from prenatal to adult. Presenters will describe research partnerships, goals and outcomes of the projects. Together, these research projects show the value of community based participatory research in developing scientifically sound and culturally appropriate processes to reduce environmental health hazards in those communities with the greatest risk and the fewest resources
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Organizer(s):Sara Quandt, PhD
Thomas Arcury, PhD
2:30 PMCommunity Partnership for Evaluating and Preventing Environmental Exposures to Young Children
J. Meyers, B. Eskenazi, M. Cuevas, M. Meuter, J. Lopez, T. Gomez, A. Bradman
2:45 PMInner-City Toxicants and Neurodevelopmental Impairment: The NIEHS/EPA Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine
M. Wolff, P. Landrigan, G. Berkowitz, B. Brenner, T. Matte, J. Wetmur, A. Gore, J. Godbold, S. Markowitz
3:00 PMProtection from Pesticides at Work: How do Nursery and Fernery Workers Protect Themselves and what Facilitates Protective Practices?
J. Flocks, L. Clarke, C. Bryant, C. Horne
3:15 PMUn Lugar Seguro Para Sus Ninos: Community-based Development and Evaluation of a Pesticide Education Video
M. Napolitano, M. Beltran, J. Philips, C. Bryan, L. McCauley, M. Lasarev
3:30 PMUsing the PRECEDE-PROCEED Planning Framework to Develop a Community-Based Farmworker Pesticide Intervention
S. Quandt, T. Arcury, L. Cabrera
Cosponsors:Occupational Health and Safety

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA