@UFWupdates
United Farm Workers
2 months ago
We often get asked why we cover our skin even in hot weather. Why do we need long pants, long sleeves and head/face coverings in 100+ weather? Reason one: health experts advise anyone to dress in light layers to keep cool when working in the sun. (1/thread) #WeFeedYou
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United Farm Workers
2 months ago
Even pre-covid, we covered our faces to protect ourselves from inhaled irritants and toxins. Pesticides, dust, or even crop debris such as the tiny hairs on okra vines can damage lungs. So can Valley Fever, a fungal infection caused by inhaled particles.
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Matt Wuerker
2 months ago
@UFWupdates I worked a cherry harvest in central Washington when I was in college. People don’t realize how hard and hot this work is. Farm workers deserve more respect and gratitude than they get. #WeFeedYou
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