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Dedicated to ending chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes (CKDu) among workers and their communities worldwide. La Isla Network evolved from La Isla Foundation in 2016.

The organization’s name comes from a community in Nicaragua where so many men have died of CKDu that locals call it ‘La Isla de Viudas,’ or The Island of Widows. For eight years, a team of La Isla Foundation specialists in public health and human rights have worked in Nicaragua to generate knowledge about the causes of CKDu and develop strategies to confront it locally. These strategies include di

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Working in intense heat may raise risk of kidney disease - Futurity 26/07/2021

Working in intense heat may raise risk of kidney disease - Futurity

New research published by LIN team members shows that heat-related kidney disease (CKDnt) may be an issue for US workers exposed to high heat.

The epidemic of CKDnt has torn through communities in Mesoamerica, rendering tens of thousands dead and even more sick and unable to work and provide for their families. As climate change intensifies, there is a significant concern that workers in the US are also at risk, but the current lack of available research and prevalence studies in the US means that many cases may be going unreported.

The authors point to the urgent need to conduct prevalence studies in the US to identify the risks for workers and build adequate occupational programs to protect them. LIN is well poised to undertake this work.

The research: https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpregu.00103.2021

Authors: Christopher Chapman, Hayden Hess, Jason Glaser, Rebekah Lucas, Rajiv Saran, Jennifer Bragg-Gresham, David Wegman, Erik Hansson, Christopher Minson, and Zachary Schlader.

University of Oregon
University of Birmingham University of Massachusetts Lowell University of Michigan University of Gothenburg Indiana University (Bloomington) #research #climatechange #ckdnt #occupationalheat #heatstress #agriculture #construction #USA

Working in intense heat may raise risk of kidney disease - Futurity A new study raises the alarm that physically demanding work in high outdoor temperatures could increase rates of kidney disease in the United States.

Timeline Photos 20/07/2021

We had the opportunity to interview LIN Physiologist Jason Kai Wei Lee recently. We asked him about his latest research featured in National Geographic and his perspective on heat stress and CKDnt as a global issue 🌎. Read the interview at this link: https://laislanetwork.org/interview-with-lin-physiologist-jason-kai-wei-lee/
Credit: National Geographic

We had the opportunity to interview LIN Physiologist Jason Kai Wei Lee recently. We asked him about his latest research featured in National Geographic and his perspective on heat stress and CKDnt as a global issue 🌎. Read the interview at this link: https://laislanetwork.org/interview-with-lin-physiologist-jason-kai-wei-lee/
Credit: National Geographic

Work Injuries Tied to Heat Are Vastly Undercounted, Study Finds 19/07/2021

Work Injuries Tied to Heat Are Vastly Undercounted, Study Finds

"The additional workplace injury risks that come from high temperatures aren’t spread evenly. The lowest-paid 20 percent of workers suffer five times as many heat-related injuries as the highest-paid 20 percent of workers, the researchers found."

La Isla Network builds and implements heat protections for workers because heat exposure is a matter of inequality.

To learn more about how we are challenging these unfair conditions, visit us at www.laislanetwork.org

#heat #injury #work #health #heatstress #occupationalheat

Work Injuries Tied to Heat Are Vastly Undercounted, Study Finds New data underline how heat waves can hurt people, especially the poorest workers, in unexpected ways.

‘We’re not animals, we’re human beings’: US farm workers labor in deadly heat with few protections 16/07/2021

‘We’re not animals, we’re human beings’: US farm workers labor in deadly heat with few protections

Protections are needed for workers at home and abroad. La Isla Network is developing effective measures and implementation support to protect workers.
‘We’re not animals, we’re human beings’: US farm workers labor in deadly heat with few protections.

‘We’re not animals, we’re human beings’: US farm workers labor in deadly heat with few protections Advocates want Osha to issue federal heat standards, requiring water, shade and rest breaks

Deadly heat: how rising temperatures threaten workers from Nicaragua to Nepal 14/07/2021

Deadly heat: how rising temperatures threaten workers from Nicaragua to Nepal

Today in The Guardian: How rising temperatures threaten workers from Nicaragua to Nepal, featuring the voices of LIN team members William Martinez, Jason Glaser, and Jason Kai Wei LEE.

Climate change is putting the health of millions of workers at risk. Affluent countries like the #US are not immune, as the destructive effect of the recent heatwaves on farmworkers and other laborers across the West has demonstrated. It's why we must urgently act to ensure workers are protected, regardless of where they live.

Protecting the most vulnerable from the deadly effects of heat in a warming world is fundamental to climate justice.

Thank you to Joe Parker Daniels and The Guardian for continuing to acknowledge the importance of our work ensuring that workers globally are protected from heat. To learn more about these efforts, visit us at www.laislanetwork.org

Kate Brown National University of Singapore U.S. Department of Labor
#climatechange #theguardian #heatstress #OSHA #Oregon #Nicaragua #Nepal
Story: Joe Parker Daniels
Photos: Ed Kashi

Deadly heat: how rising temperatures threaten workers from Nicaragua to Nepal As scorching temperatures spread, the search for ways to protect against heat stress is becoming ever more urgent

Climate change has gotten deadly. It will get worse. 14/07/2021

Climate change has gotten deadly. It will get worse.

Though it is often believed that poor workplace protections are not an issue in affluent countries like the US, the recent heatwaves and the death and illness they have caused among vulnerable laboring communities like farmworkers have exposed just how inadequate our current standards are for meeting the reality of climate change. La Isla Network has developed proven occupational protections to mitigate the health risks that millions of workers face by being exposed to extreme heat, and we need your support to ensure these protections are being implemented, whether in the US or beyond.

To join and help save lives, please visit us at: http://ow.ly/FXe350FvIpE

Climate change has gotten deadly. It will get worse. Researchers say they are ‘virtually certain’ that warming from human greenhouse gas emissions played a pivotal role in recent fatalities.

Adelante Initiative to Raise Worker Awareness of Heat Stress 13/07/2021

Adelante Initiative to Raise Worker Awareness of Heat Stress

We recently published new educational videos from our #adelanteinitiative, a partnership between LIN, Bonsucro, and Nicaragua Sugar Estates Ltd. These videos (in English and Spanish) inform workers on how to stay safe and cool while working.

Empowering workers with education on their rights and safe working practises is an essential part of building effective occupational protections that work for everyone.

#education #work #staysafe #heatstress #climatechange #restwatershade

Adelante Initiative to Raise Worker Awareness of Heat Stress The Adelante Initiative, a multi-stakeholder partnership founded by La Isla Network, Bonsucro, Nicaragua Sugar Estates Limited and The Nicaraguan Sugar Produ...

Farm Workers, Advocacy Groups Push For Oregon OSHA To Adopt Stricter Heat Rules 01/07/2021

Farm Workers, Advocacy Groups Push For Oregon OSHA To Adopt Stricter Heat Rules

Agricultural workers suffer from heat stress at a disproportionate rate. Working under the hot sun is physically demanding, but without adequate (and frankly simple) occupational protections like rest, water, and shade, it can quickly turn fatal. Many of these workers are also paid piece-rate (ie. by the basket/tonne), which, in the absence of legitimate occupational protections, essentially incentivizes workers towards their own heat stress.

Listen to the Northwest Workers' Justice Project on NPR explain how this situation is impacting farmworkers in Oregon.

As the climate crisis continues to take hold, these battles to strengthen occupational heat standards and ensure safe and dignified work will need to be fought in communities all across the world.

To find out how you can join that fight, visit us at http://ow.ly/uXfG50FmAhz

Farm Workers, Advocacy Groups Push For Oregon OSHA To Adopt Stricter Heat Rules Farm workers have to labor in dangerous heat conditions. In Oregon, the state's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is considering a proposal for stricter regulations.

Bonsucro Announces New 5-year Strategic Plan 30/06/2021

Bonsucro Announces New 5-year Strategic Plan

Our organization partner Bonsucro has just announced their new 5-year strategic plan. We had the opportunity to sit down Miguel Hernandez, Regional Director for Latin America, to ask him about this new direction, and to find out what these new priorities mean for the health and wellbeing of workers throughout the sugarcane industry.

#sugarcane #ckd #humanrights #decentwork #labor #workers #agriculture

Bonsucro Announces New 5-year Strategic Plan Bonsucro, the leading certification body in sugarcane production and our partner in the Adelante Initiative has recently announced their new 5-year strategic plan. We had the opportunity to sit down with Miguel Hernandez, Bonsucro’s Regional Director for Latin America, to ask him about this new di...

La Isla Network Advises Office of the Vice President on Migration in Northern Triangle 29/06/2021

La Isla Network Advises Office of the Vice President on Migration in Northern Triangle

La Isla Network advises Office of the Vice President of the United States on labor rights, occupational health, and migration pertaining to Central America's Northern Triangle.

USAID - US Agency for International Development U.S. Department of State U.S. Department of Labor US Department of Labor International Labor Affairs

La Isla Network Advises Office of the Vice President on Migration in Northern Triangle La Isla Network is honored to be an invited advisor to the United States Office of the Vice President’s Migration Task Force, assembled in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labour’s International Labor Affairs Bureau (DOL ILAB). At the first roundtable, convened to

Canada weather: Heatwave hits record 46.6C as US north-west also frazzles 28/06/2021

Canada weather: Heatwave hits record 46.6C as US north-west also frazzles

As the US and Canada grapple with an extreme #heatwave, vulnerable workers, from agriculture to construction, continue to be inadequately protected from the fatal risks of heat in the workplace

Our work in Central America over the last decade has shown precisely what happens when the health risks of heat are ignored. An epidemic of heat-related kidney disease has ravaged communities, killing tens of thousands of working men as young as 20 and rendering their families destitute and vulnerable. Many of the children these men leave behind enter child labour, facing the exact same fatal risks of heat as their fathers. The only real way 'out' is for families to precariously migrate to seek safer jobs, leaving behind their communities and support networks, and often facing exploitation in the process.

If you felt hot this past week, imagine the hopelessness of needing to work heavy labor in those conditions everyday of your life. We must ensure that workers worldwide are protected from these conditions -- this is a fundamental component of #climatejustice.

Please support our ongoing work by visiting: https://lnkd.in/gdFgyx7

#health #climatechange #environment #canada #construction

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57634700

Canada weather: Heatwave hits record 46.6C as US north-west also frazzles Lytton in British Columbia breaks an 84-year-old record, as the US Pacific north-west also sizzles.

Scorching Hot in Phoenix: What It’s Like to Work in 115 Degrees 23/06/2021

Scorching Hot in Phoenix: What It’s Like to Work in 115 Degrees

Occupational health = climate justice 🌎🔥👷‍♀️

Scorching Hot in Phoenix: What It’s Like to Work in 115 Degrees Phoenix is facing a double heat and housing crisis that is falling hardest on people who have to suffer the sun.

Timeline Photos 23/06/2021

Today is National Hydration Day in the US, and comes at a time when sweeping extreme temperatures are threatening thousands of workers in agriculture and construction all throughout the Midwest.

Climate change continues to highlight the importance of access to safe and plentiful drinking water at work, which is why water is a fundamental pillar of our “rest, water, shade” programs to protect workers from the fatal effects of heat in a warming world.

#restwatershade #climatechange #nationalhydrationday #LIN #occupationalhealth

Today is National Hydration Day in the US, and comes at a time when sweeping extreme temperatures are threatening thousands of workers in agriculture and construction all throughout the Midwest.

Climate change continues to highlight the importance of access to safe and plentiful drinking water at work, which is why water is a fundamental pillar of our “rest, water, shade” programs to protect workers from the fatal effects of heat in a warming world.

#restwatershade #climatechange #nationalhydrationday #LIN #occupationalhealth

Too hot to live: Millions worldwide will face unbearable temperatures 22/06/2021

Too hot to live: Millions worldwide will face unbearable temperatures

"The ultimate solution to global warming, of course, is to drastically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. If we fail utterly to do that, by 2100 the heat-related death toll could rise above 100,000 a year in the U.S. Elsewhere the threat is far greater: In India, for example, the death toll could reach 1.5 million, according to recent research. And even if we do rein in emissions, the planet will continue to warm for decades. A juggernaut is in motion, and it will fundamentally change how most of the planet lives."

Congratulations to our colleague Jason Lee at the National University of Singapore for contributing to this important and sobering analysis. As the world continues to warm, it is imperative that we build adequate labor systems to protect the billions of workers for whom climate change will profoundly negatively affect.

#climatechange #natgeo National Geographic #LIN #occupationalhealth #heatstress #CKDnT

Too hot to live: Millions worldwide will face unbearable temperatures A warming climate is likely to push entire regions out of their comfort zones—and make staying cool a matter of survival.

Epidemiology of chronic kidney disease of undetermined aetiology in Taiwanese farmers: a cross-sectional study from Changhua Community-based Integrated Screening programme 15/06/2021

Epidemiology of chronic kidney disease of undetermined aetiology in Taiwanese farmers: a cross-sectional study from Changhua Community-based Integrated Screening programme

Important new research in the BMJ of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has shown that farmers in subtropical Asian countries are at an increased risk of Chronic Kidney Disease of non-traditional causes (CKDnT).

This study highlights the global nature of CKDnT, and provides further evidence that strenuous labor performed in high temperatures is a causal driver.

The authors go on to suggest that governments must take CKDnT epidemics seriously by providing farmers with occupational health programs on thermal hazards. We fully agree, which is why we are expanding the scale of our occupational programs in Mesoamerica to ensure workers globally are protected from the fatal risks of heat.

For information about this ongoing work, check out our latest program: Prevention Resilience Efficiency and Protection (PREP) for workers in industrial agriculture in a changing climate: https://prepforworkers.org

#bmj #ckdnt #ckdu #taiwan #ckd #prepforworkers #enbel #belmontforum

Epidemiology of chronic kidney disease of undetermined aetiology in Taiwanese farmers: a cross-sectional study from Changhua Community-based Integrated Screening programme Objectives Chronic kidney disease of undetermined or non-traditional aetiology (CKDu or CKDnT) has been reported in Mesoamerica among farmers under heat stress. Epidemiological evidence was lacking in Asian countries with similar climatic conditions. The objective of this study was to investigate th...

Timeline Photos 12/06/2021

Today is World Day Against Child Labour.

In communities afflicted by heat-related kidney disease (CKDnt), too many children are being robbed of their childhood. Many as young as 11 years old are taking to the fields to replace the lost income of their sick or dead parents. To protect these children, we must begin by ensuring that the work their parents perform does not put those parents at risk of preventable death from heat.

This is why we are expanding our occupational protection programs into Mexico, with the goal of keeping children out of the fields. Together with our partners, we are working to reach the goal of no child labor in the Mexican and Nicaraguan sugar supply chain.

To support our ongoing work, please visit us at: https://fund.laislanetwork.org/general/

United Nations #LIN #childlabour #CKD #CKDnt #heatstress #climatechange

Today is World Day Against Child Labour.

In communities afflicted by heat-related kidney disease (CKDnt), too many children are being robbed of their childhood. Many as young as 11 years old are taking to the fields to replace the lost income of their sick or dead parents. To protect these children, we must begin by ensuring that the work their parents perform does not put those parents at risk of preventable death from heat.

This is why we are expanding our occupational protection programs into Mexico, with the goal of keeping children out of the fields. Together with our partners, we are working to reach the goal of no child labor in the Mexican and Nicaraguan sugar supply chain.

To support our ongoing work, please visit us at: https://fund.laislanetwork.org/general/

United Nations #LIN #childlabour #CKD #CKDnt #heatstress #climatechange

More Than a Third of Heat Deaths Are Tied to Climate Change, Study Says 09/06/2021

More Than a Third of Heat Deaths Are Tied to Climate Change, Study Says

New Research Shows That More Than a Third of Heat Deaths Are Tied to Climate Change 🚨🌍

It's clear that climate change is not just a risk for our future ... it is already producing fatal consequences in the present.

We must act to ensure that the millions currently subject to extreme heat conditions are adequately protected from the fatal effects of heat.

https://laislanetwork.org/more-than-a-third-of-heat-deaths-are-tied-to-climate-change-study-says/

The New York Times Nature Climate Change #LIN #climatechange #heatstress #globalwarming #NYT #Natureclimatechange #Nature #restwatershade

More Than a Third of Heat Deaths Are Tied to Climate Change, Study Says Sweeping new research published in the journal Nature Climate Change has found that more than a third of heat-related deaths are tied to human-caused climate change. In some regions like Central and South America, the number of heat deaths due to climate change is as

Protecting workers in a changing climate

La Isla Network evolved from La Isla Foundation in 2016. The organization’s name comes from a community in Nicaragua where so many men have died of CKDnT that locals call it ‘La Isla de Viudas,’ or The Island of Widows.

For eight years, a team of La Isla Foundation specialists in public health and human rights have worked in Nicaragua to generate knowledge about the causes of CKDnT and develop strategies to confront it locally. These strategies include disease prevalence studies and labor rights assessments, clean water well installations, and alternative skills training programs. Simultaneously, the Foundation brought the world’s attention to the CKDnT crisis, facilitating reports by major media outlets including The New York Times, The Guardian (UK), Al Jazeera, and National Geographic.

In 2014, La Isla Foundation assembled a multi-stakeholder team under the banner of the Worker Health and Efficiency (WE) Program. WE is a collaborative initiative that brings together the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), leading occupational health experts, policy-makers, universities and sugar producers to find and execute solutions to the problem of CKDnT. After publishing the first results of the WE Program in 2015, La Isla Foundation split into two organizations: (1) Fundación Comunitaria Isla, the local Nicaraguan NGO that independently remains focused on local community development; and (2) La Isla Network, the international civil society organization focused on achieving macro-level change across continents.