|Take Care of Your Health
||Precautions at Work
|Man 1: We are Mixteco farmworkers. This season we are working on an apple orchard. Work is good, but we have to take care of ourselves because pesticides can damage our health.
||Woman 1: I work in an apple orchard with other Mixtecos; at this job we learned that the pesticides they spray on the fruit trees can damage one’s health. If you also work in the field like us, take precautions from pesticides.
|Man 2: If you work in the field too, it’s good to wear a long sleeve shirt, long pants, boots and a hat so that you can protect yourself from pesticides.
||Woman 2: Never drink or bathe in the irrigation water, nor use it to wash your clothes because it can be contaminated with pesticides.
|Man 3: Wash your hands well before you eat, drink, smoke, and go to the bathroom.
||Woman 1: Do not eat fruit in the orchards, because there may be pesticides on them.
|Man 1:Stay out of the orchard when pesticides are being applied. If they drift to where you are working, get out quick!
||Woman 2: After work each day, wash your whole body with soap and water to get rid of pesticides. Wash your work clothes separate from the rest of your family’s clothes.
|Man 2: If you begin to feel dizzy or sick to your stomach, or if your eyes, skin, or throat burn, go to a doctor right away.
||Woman 1: We are Mixteco just like you, which is why we are giving you advice so that you and your family won’t get sick due to pesticides.
|Man 3: And let your boss know because he is required to help you!
|Man 1: We give you this advice because we do not want you to get sick.
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