The Health and Safety of Farmworkers in the Eastern United States: A Need to Focus on Social Justice

  • Thomas A. Arcury
  • Sara A. Quandt


This chapter provides the fundamental argument of why the health and safety of farmworkers in the eastern US is a matter of social justice. The organization of the chapters in the volume is outlined, and definitions of common terms (e.g., social justice, eastern US) and conventions (e.g., use of the term Latino/Hispanic) are presented. An overview of each chapter is provided. Finally, acknowledgments for the Third Wake Forest University School of Medicine Farmworker Health Research Workshop are presented.


Social Justice Occupational Health Poor Mental Health Pesticide Exposure Occupational Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas A. Arcury
    • 1
  • Sara A. Quandt
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Family and Community MedicineWake Forest University School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Department of Epidemiology and Prevention Division of Public Health Sciences,Department of Family and Community MedicineWake Forest University School of Medicine USA

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