Sun Exposure, Sun Safety Behavior and Skin Cancer Awareness Among Latino Farmworkers

Hispanic farmworkers represent a vulnerable population that spends a large amount of their work shift exposed to UVR from the sun. This cross-sectional study included a sun safety behavior survey followed by a full body exam for skin cancers among Latino farmworkers (N=158). Farmworkers continue to experience high exposure to UVR while lacking sufficient information about risks of skin cancer. Additional studies for educating and reducing UVR exposure to this workgroup is warranted.

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

Month Year: 
July 2015