Pesticides: Perceived Threat and Protective Behaviors Among Latino Farmworkers.

Journal Article (Journal Article)


The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge and beliefs of 72 Latino farmworkers in North Carolina about the threat of health effects of pesticides, including cancer. It sought to explore relationships between threat perceptions and pesticide protective behaviors observed in the field.


Utilizing stepwise multiple regression, the authors found that years worked in agriculture in the United States was associated with decreased use of protective clothing.


Pesticide protective behaviors in the field may be improved by utilizing moderately experienced farmworkers (<10 years) as lay advisors to reinforce training.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Walton, AL; LePrevost, C; Wong, B; Linnan, L; Sanchez-Birkhead, A; Mooney, K

Published Date

  • January 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 140 - 147

PubMed ID

  • 28129083

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5493139

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1545-0813

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1059-924X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/1059924x.2017.1283278


  • eng