Salinas farmers work a field despite clear "danger" sign from recent pesticide application. (Photo: Patricia Carrillo)
Salinas farmers work a field despite clear "danger" sign from recent pesticide application. (Photo: Patricia Carrillo)

Editor’s Note: KQED produces ouRXperience, a blog from community correspondents, to enrich coverage of health issues across California. The mission of ouRXperience is to give voice to those Californians whose concerns might otherwise be overlooked. 

This week ouRXperience featured posts from three California communities:

  • In Salinas, Patricia Carrillo details how farmworkers can protect themselves from pesticide exposure.
  • From Oroville, Rachelle Parker has two posts about a new home for the Hmong Community Center. You can read her stories here and here.
  • And in Mendota, Sam Rubio brings us the story of his friend who suffered an on-the-job injury after being instructed to clean a chlorine tank without proper protection. Then he got fired.

Author

Lisa Aliferis

Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing stories and editing them for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis

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