Sugarcane workweek study: Risk factors for daily changes in creatinineAug 18, 2021
The study was conducted among workers at Pantaleon, one of Latin America's largest agribusinesses. The Center has been partnering with Pantaleon with to conduct research over the last five years and thanks to this collaboration, our team has a unique opportunity to disseminate its findings not only through research publications, but by communicating with other international business organizations. The team uses this public-private partnership to broaden the impact and translation of science into practice.
The research team, led by Dr. Jaime Butler-Dawson, collected data from 107 sugarcane workers across seven consecutive work shifts. Data included information on daily occupational, meteorological, environmental, and lifestyle factors. The study showed the possible connections between heat exposure and drinking water source with acute changes in markers of kidney injury.
The graphical abstract below provides a clear and succinct summary of the findings from this particular study. If you would like to learn more about our center's work related to climate and worker health, visit our Climate, Work & Health Initiative page.
Categories: Center for Health, Work & Environment | Tags: Climate Work & Health Initiative international-twh