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Farmworker health is community effort in Arizona town

 

October 20, 2019



WILLCOX, Ariz. (AP) — A handful of voices softly chattering in Spanish filter into a building that's become the heart of Winchester Heights, a Willcox neighborhood filled with farmworkers. The community center is dedicated to connecting southeastern Arizona residents — with one another and with better health care.

As the clock nears 6 p.m., more men and women arrive, some coming straight from 10-hour shifts in the greenhouses of a tomato farm north of Willcox. Musculoskeletal problems, frequent exposure to excessive heat and long-term exposure to pesticides are common problems for Arizo...



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