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    Impact of Pesticide Exposure on Farm Workers to be Examined

    The effects of repeated pesticide exposure on the health of farm workers will be explored during the annual lecture of the Duquesne University Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy.


    Dr. Thomas A. Arcury, 2011 Duquesne Sociology Distinguished Alumni, will present his research. He is professor and vice chair for research in the department of family and community medicine, as well as director of the Center for Worker Health at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

    The lecture, Occupational Justice Research with North Carolina Farm Workers: Pesticide Exposure and Housing Conditions, is co-sponsored by the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy, the Department of Sociology and the University Academic Sustainability Committee.

    When: Tuesday, April 26, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    Where: Room 104, College Hall

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.