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LIN and Environmental Defense Fund to Collaborate on Farmworker Heat Stress Report

2021-10-21T09:09:27-05:00October 20th, 2021|News|

La Isla Network and Environmental Defense Fund are collaborating on an upcoming report which highlights the extreme risks from heat facing farmworkers all across the US. In the US, the health risks of occupational heat disproportionately affect farmworkers. A third of farmworkers live below the poverty line and experience economic pressure to work longer in [...]

LIN CEO Jason Glaser to Speak at COP26

2021-10-21T07:45:49-05:00October 19th, 2021|News|

LIN CEO Jason Glaser will be joining colleagues from ENBEL to speak at the COP26 session, “Colliding Disasters: adapting to increasing climate and health risks." The session will bring together health and climate researchers with practitioners to discuss adaptation options for key risks at the interface of climate and health, including: environmental and occupational heat, [...]

Biden Administration Launches Federal Heat Stress Initiative

2021-10-18T09:48:13-05:00October 18th, 2021|News|

LIN’s David Wegman and Jason Glaser to present work of Adelante Initiative to OSHA to inform new federal heat standard The Biden Administration has announced its intention to act on the increasing health risks of occupational heat, a crisis that continues to get more dire under climate change. Millions of American workers, from agriculture to [...]

An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

2021-10-12T17:15:36-05:00October 12th, 2021|News|

Important new research by La Isla Network (LIN) collaborators Felipe Pacheco-Zenteno, Jason Glaser, Kristina Jakobsson, Ilana Weiss, Esteban Arias Monge, and Kristina Gyllensten has been published in the journal, Frontiers in Public Health. The study investigates the implementation of LIN’s Water, Rest, & Shade (WRS) interventions at the sugarmill, Ingenio San Antonio in Nicaragua. Though [...]

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 [...]