Pesticide Safety Video for Children

SAF partnered with the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Program's (AFOP) Children In the Fields Campaign to create a fun video in English and Spanish about pesticide safety for children. Please help us disseminate these in your communities!

From AFOP:

Children are at greater health risk from pesticide exposure than adults. Pesticides have been linked to numerous health problems, including asthma, dermatitis, learning disabilities, leukemia, brain tumors and certain childhood cancers. Several factors contribute to this vulnerability. We may think of children as “little adults”, but in fact, their bodies are not fully prepared to handle toxic chemicals.

AFOP recognizes the importance of educating children on how to protect themselves from pesticides to avoid immediate or future health hazards. We have created an interactive and bilingual curriculum called José Aprende Sobre los Pesticidas (Jose Learns About Pesticides) that is about a boy called “José” whose family works in the fields. Among many lessons,children are taught about how to dress for the fields, as well as the importance of washing their hands before eating or going to the bathroom while and after being in the fields.

Watch in English


Watch in Spanish