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Marion Moses


United Farm Workers

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United Farm Workers

2409 Merced St. Suite 103

Fresno, California,93721

United States

Company Description

The United Farm Workers of America (UFW) is a labor union that evolved from unions founded in 1962 by César Chávez, Philip Vera Cruz, Dolores Huerta, and Larry Itliong. The transformation from a workers' rights organization that helped workers get unemployment...more

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Employment History

Interactive Gaming Council

Medical Director

National Farmworkers Health Association






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Labor, Farm - effects, environmental, United States, pesticide, use, health [cached]

From the beginning, Chávez urged farm workers like Pablo Romero and activists like Marion Moses to become physicians committed to addressing the many pesticide-related health threats to farm workers.
Moses, a native West Virginian and former UFW nurse, became Chávez's personal physician and union researcher, after studying internal and occupational medicine. Moses later founded the Pesticide Education Center in San Francisco, California, with the mission of educating the public about the adverse health effects of exposure to pesticides in the home, within the community, and at work.

PANNA: Farmworkers, Immigration, and Pesticides [cached]

Dr. Marion Moses has long documented the health effects of pesticides on farm worker families [xi].Increasingly scientists and public health experts around the world are reporting health impacts ranging from acute or short-term poisoning (with symptoms including irritation of the eyes, skin, throat; respiratory difficulties; nausea and vomiting) to long-term or chronic effects, including cancer, reproductive, developmental or neurological impacts and birth defects.[x] For a more complete description of racism and the development of agriculture in the United States see: Moses, M. 1993.Farmworkers and Pesticides, in Bullard, R.D. (ed.) Confronting Environmental Racism: Voices from the Grassroots.South End Press; Boston, Massachusetts. [xi] Dr. Moses worked for many years in collaboration with the United FarmWorkers, investigating pesticide-related health problems in farmworkers and their families.She founded the Pesticide Education Center in 1988 and published the book: Moses, M.1995.Designer Poisons: How to Protect Your Health and Home from Toxic Pesticides.Pesticide Education Center, San Francisco, California. [xii] For more information on the health effects of pesticides for farmworker families, see: Reeves, M. and Schafer, K. 2003.Greater Risks, Fewer Rights: U.S. Farmworkers and Pesticides.International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health; 9: 30 - 39.

GAToS [cached]

Marion Moses, M.D., President of the Pesticide Education Center in San Francisco, reports :County employees have assured GAToS that the pesticides being used are safe, are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and are used strictly according to label directions.I find these arguments neither compelling nor reassuring.The issue is not whether current laws are being followed, but whether they are adequate to protect the public, wildlife and the environment.They are not.The scientific tests required to register pesticides are based on regulations passed over two decades ago.Dr. Marion Moses of the Pesticide Education Center, personal physician to Cesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers, was equally eloquent.Dr. Moses compared low level pesticides exposure to smoking tobacco.After years of seeming health, the victim experiences the early onset of life-threatening disease.The meeting then turned to examining why alternatives to spraying were not being used.

"Children are much more susceptible to health effects of pesticides than adults," according to the president of the Pesticide Education Center in San Francisco, Dr. Marion Moses.
"At the same level of exposure they will absorb more pesticides, because they have more skin surface for their size, and take in more breaths per minute. Children's ability to degrade pesticides in the liver and their immune system protections are not fully developed." Dr. Moses specializes in both occupational and environmental medicine, and was formerly with the department of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She also states that many lawn chemicals "are known or suspected to cause cancer, birth defects and infertility. They can also damage the brain and nervous system, lungs, kidneys, liver, endocrine and immune systems. "Long-term (chronic) effects linked to pesticides," she went on, "include cancer, infertility, birth defects, Parkinson's disease, and damage to the brain and nervous system. Addressing that point, Dr. Moses writes, "Just because you do not get any symptoms from pesticides does not mean that you are not being exposed and are not at risk. The statements by Dr. Marion Moses were excerpted from a series of publications called "Consumer Pesticide Safety Series," which she authored.


The Pesticide Education Center (PEC), founded by Dr. Marion Moses

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