The WE Program’s first-year pilot study showed improved health outcomes for study participants and productivity increased significantly. The program is compatible with the operational needs of the industry. Workers consumed significantly fewer NSAIDs, and reports of pain, heat stress, and heat stroke also decreased significantly.
The journal Environmental Review published results from a cross-shift analysis of workers’ health conducted as part of the WE Program. The results show recurrent dehydration causing kidney damage among sugarcane workers.
Having just finished its second year of data collection, the WE Program is preparing to scale up to larger sample sizes. Exposure to pesticides and toxins are currently under investigation by representatives of the CDC-NIOSH.
The WE Program can be adapted to fit anywhere workers are at risk of CKDu.
La Isla Network is committed to consulting with researchers, governments, and companies as they design, implement and evaluate similar intervention strategies to save lives around the globe.