St. Louis, MO – The Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Research Foundation announce the availability of three pesticide educational comic books in Spanish. These full color publications are available free of charge and can be ordered via http://www.migrantclinician.org/clinical_topics/pesticide-comic-books.html. The comics include:
- Aun Que Cerca…Sano educates parents about children’s risks to pesticide exposure and ways to minimize these risks.
- Lo Que Bien Empieza…Bien Acaba helps women of reproductive age and pregnant women in rural and urban areas understand the risks associated with pesticide exposure and ways to minimize exposure.
- Poco Veneno…¿No Mata? offers family-based information on what pesticides are, why one should be concerned about pesticide exposures, how to minimize pesticide exposures and how to respond to a pesticide poisoning.
The comic books were developed by MCN and partners to help educate farm workers and their families as well as other Spanish speaking populations about pesticides and ways to minimize exposures. They offer protective concepts through illustration and conversation-style text and are an effective way to disseminate health information to populations with limited formal education. The comic books are printed and distributed by the NASDA Research Foundation under Cooperative Agreement X8-83456201, awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.