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Women's Health

Women have significant exposure to agricultural work and therefore related health and safety risks from farm exposures (Donham, 2016). Leading occupational health hazards include acute injuries, pesticide exposures, agricultural dust exposures, zoonotic infections, behavioral health, and risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes and perinatal illness. Key differences in size and stature, increased physical strain, and low maximal oxygen uptake are examples of gender based risks for occupational injuries in the field of agriculture.  


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