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Peek-Asa comments on stresses of farming

Corinne Peek-Asa, CPH professor of occupational and environmental health, talks about some of the stressors and uncertainties that farmers face in a special report on the future of American farms. (Fox News)

Study: Alcohol involvement leads to more devastating farm-equipment crashes

A relatively low portion of accidents between farm equipment and passenger vehicles involve alcohol. But those that do tend to be more dangerous and deadly, according to a new study out of the University of Iowa.

Karisa Harland, UI adjunct assistant professor of emergency medicine, led the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-funded research from the UI’s Great Plains Center for Agriculture Health.

She said the hope for the study — published this month in “Traffic Injury Prevention,” a bimonthly peer-reviewed journal — is to educate motorists and farmers and encourage preventive practices.
(Read more in The Gazette)

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