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Agricultural Medicine: Rural Occupational and Environmental by Kelley J. Donham, Anders Thelin

By Kelley J. Donham, Anders Thelin

Newly up-to-date, Agricultural medication: Rural Occupational overall healthiness, safeguard, and Prevention, moment Editionis a groundbreaking and finished textbook and reference for college kids and practitioners of public well-being, and pros within the box of rural agricultural occupational healthiness and security. The e-book introduces particular occupational and environmental wellbeing and fitness and issues of safety confronted by means of agricultural employees and rural citizens, and gives a roadmap to developing sustainable employee and public well-being aid in agricultural communities.

Responding to reader call for, Agricultural Medicine, moment version now positive aspects extra case experiences, key element summaries, and new foreign viewpoint chapters evaluating North American overall healthiness and agricultural practices to these in Europe, the Asia Pacific, and South America.

Agricultural healthiness and defense engages a multidisciplinary group of doctors, veterinarians, defense execs, engineers, sociologists, epidemiologists, and psychologists, for whom this ebook serves as a vital resource.

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In Sweden, girls of 14–16 have the same high injury rate as boys in the same age group. However, the source of injury for girls is pri­ marily from contact with horses. 4 Farm Workers Farm workers are employees and receive wages for work. 3 billion persons employed in agriculture worldwide, nearly half are farm workers, 38% are migrant/seasonal farm workers, and 50% are women (69). Farm workers make up an important part of the agricultural labor force in all industrialized countries. Of these workers, about 50% come from the local area (indigenous) and about 50% are migrant or seasonal workers, some who are foreign‐born but citizens living in the country where they work and some who are citizens from neighboring or distant countries.

It also founded a new jour­ nal in 1994 titled Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine, which publishes peer‐ reviewed scientific articles on a wide variety of occupational and environmental health problems among agricultural workers (16). The first use of the term “agricultural medi­ cine” in the United States can be traced to 1955 with the founding of the Institute of Agricultural Medicine (IAM) at the University of Iowa within the College of Medicine. This institute was organized with a multi‐professional faculty (after the philosophy of the one‐health approach) that Agricultural Medicine included a physician, an industrial hygienist, a veterinarian, a microbiologist, an anthropologist, an agricultural engineer, and a toxicologist (17, 18).

Some large farms have taken on the gen­ eral management structure and work organiza­ tion of private industry or a factory. The emphasis is on high productivity based on spe­ cialization, routine and tightly managed work processes, and replacement of much of the labor with mechanization and technology. Labor and management are separated, as are the residence and the farm business. The ­operation may be a link in a vertically ­integrated food company or it may be a large family ­corporation (see below).

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