A Pilot Study to Assess Personal PM2.5 Exposure and Respiratory Virus Infection Among Farmworkers in the Southeast

Key Personnel

  • Eric Coker

    University of Florida

  1. Compare exposure to fine particulate matter among farmworkers.   
  2. Assess the presence and types of upper respiratory infections of farmworkers in the southeast U.S. and review medical records of farmworkers ages 15 and older diagnosed with upper and lower respiratory infections.   
  3. Evaluate the quality of medical record data from MHCs. 


Coker E, Cavalli L, Fabrizi E, Guastella G, Lippo E, Parisi ML, et al. The effects of air pollution on COVID-19 related mortality in Northern Italy. Environ Resour Econ 2020; In Press