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New Infographics on the Impacts of Child Labor on Child Farmworkers

2021-09-01T09:27:05-05:00September 1st, 2021|News|

While hard to believe, in the United States, children as young as 10 are currently legally working in industrial farmwork. The child workers often receive little to no safety training, and, as a result, 33 children are injured every day while working on US farms. One of the most significant risks these children face is [...]

LIN members speak at International Society of Nephrology i3C group

2021-09-07T07:12:31-05:00August 31st, 2021|News|

On July 28th, LIN presented to the International Society of Nephrology i3C group regarding interventions for CKDnt during the Adelante Initiative. Following this, ISN colleagues Shuchi Anand and Brendan Smyth have invited David Wegman, Jason Glaser, and other colleagues to write guidance on assessing and implementing interventions for CKDnt. We hope this evolves into a [...]

LIN to speak at the International Alcohol Retail Monopolies Conference

2021-08-27T09:25:53-05:00August 28th, 2021|News|

LIN CEO Jason Glaser will speak at the upcoming 2021 International Alcohol Retail Monopolies Conference, taking place virtually, August 30th-31st. The audience will include the head decision-makers of some of the world’s biggest alcohol control boards and liquor monopolies. At the event, Glaser will outline the current risks facing workers in the rum and alcohol [...]

Zachary Schlader Researcher Spotlight

2021-08-27T09:08:22-05:00August 27th, 2021|News|

La Isla Network is a global interdisciplinary team composed of nephrologists, epidemiologists, public health experts, economists, photojournalists, and physiologists (to name a few). We recently had the opportunity to sit down with a member of the LIN physiology team, Zachary Schlader of Indiana University - Bloomington, to ask him about his involvement in recently published [...]

LIN Member David Wegman Featured in Amnesty International Report

2021-08-27T10:20:56-05:00August 27th, 2021|News|

LIN’s David Wegman is featured in the recent Amnesty International Report, “In the Prime of Their Lives”: Qatar’s Failure to Investigate, Remedy and Prevent Migrant Workers’ Deaths.” The report highlights how Qatar’s weak heat-stress laws (and the weak implementation of those laws) are currently harming thousands of construction and outdoor workers in the region. In [...]

Listen to LIN CEO Jason Glaser on Innovation Forum

2021-08-04T14:50:51-05:00August 4th, 2021|News|

La Isla Network CEO Jason Glaser recently appeared on the Innovation Forum podcast to discuss the risks within commodity supply chains around high temperatures and agricultural worker health. While workers in hot environments have always faced the health risks of heat, climate change is accelerating these risks, making them both more severe and more widespread. [...]

Collaboration with Precision Wearables Technology Company, Bodytrak

2021-07-28T13:05:58-05:00July 27th, 2021|News|

La Isla Network (LIN) and UK precision wearables technology company, Bodytrak®, have announced a new collaborative initiative to protect workers from the fatal effects of heat. With heat stress affecting millions worldwide, LIN and Bodytrak are linking their efforts to strengthen occupational monitoring of workers at risk. We sat down with Bodytrak CSP, Robert Thomma, [...]

New Research by LIN: Physically Demanding Work in Hot Temperatures Could Increase Rates of Kidney Disease in the United States

2021-07-27T10:36:05-05:00July 26th, 2021|News|

New research published by LIN team members has shown that heat-related kidney disease (CKDnt) may be an issue for US workers exposed to high heat. The epidemic of CKDnt has torn through communities in Mesoamerica, rendering tens of thousands dead and even more sick and unable to work and provide for their families. As climate [...]

Interview with LIN Physiologist – Jason Kai Wei Lee

2021-07-20T10:46:04-05:00July 20th, 2021|News|

Researcher Spotlight: Jason Kai Wei Lee La Isla Network is a global interdisciplinary team, composed of nephrologists, epidemiologists, public health experts, economists, photojournalists, and physiologists, (to name a few). We recently had the opportunity to sit down with a member of the LIN physiology team, Jason Kai Wei Lee, to ask him about his [...]

The Work of La Isla Network Featured in The Guardian

2021-07-26T09:21:42-05:00July 19th, 2021|News|

In The Guardian: How rising temperatures threaten workers from Nicaragua to Nepal, featuring the voices of LIN team members William Martinez, Jason Glaser, and Jason Kai Wei Lee. Climate change is putting the health of millions of workers at risk. Affluent countries like the #US are not immune, as the destructive effect of the recent [...]