By: Alex Nechaev, Lulu Fan, Roselyn Mai, Valeria Rojas
An interactive experience exposing the inescapability of pesticides through the eyes of two fieldworkers in the California Central Valley.
The purpose of this project is to examine the issue of pesticide exposure on negative health outcomes for farm workers (particularly immigrant Latina women) in the Central Valley Region of California. The aim of this magazine is to address the following central questions:
To answer these questions, the magazine will center around character profiles of a family of field workers from the Central Valley, specifically Greenfield, CA. We will explore both the biological role of pesticides as endocrine disruptors and the many other cultural and social factors that exacerbate negative health outcomes of field workers. The magazine will also include informational articles and artworks to contextualize the experiences that are highlighted in the character profiles. Based on research about this topic we will conclude the magazine with plans and effective methods for interventions to address the pesticide exposure issue.comments powered by Disqus