The Toll of Household Cleaning Work: Economic and Health Precarity of Immigrant Latinx Cleaners in New York

Make the Road NY, Barry Commoner Center for Health and the Environment at Queens College, Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health


The Safe and Just Cleaners Study is a community-based participatory research partnership funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The study is collecting data on cleaners’ chemical exposures and other working conditions to develop safer cleaning approaches to reduce exposure for cleaners and their clients. In this report, we present data from a survey of Latinx household cleaners in NYC and Westchester conducted between June 2019 and February 2020.

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