Throughout the United States, low-wage, minority workers are disproportionately affected by occupational illnesses and injuries. Chronic exposure to hazardous chemicals at work can lead to serious illnesses, contributing to health inequities.

In this article, we expand on theories of ‘responsibilization’ in an occupational health context to reveal how responsibilities for workplace chemical exposures are negotiated by workers and owners in Latinx-owned small businesses.

Read the article “Responsibility for chemical exposures: perspectives from small beauty salons and auto shops in southern metropolitan Tucson” HERE.


Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Amanda A. Lee, Maia Ingram, Carolina Quijada, Nathan Lothrop & Paloma Beamer

School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Amanda A. Lee

El Rio Health, Tucson, AZ, USA
Andres Yubeta

Sonora Environmental Research Institute, Inc., Tucson, AZ, USA
Imelda Cortez