Have These Occupations? Consider Cleaner Air at Home

Does your occupation pose a threat to your respiratory health? We take a look at some of the industries with exposure to harmful carcinogens.

While most occupations in the United States do not pose a threat of dangerous conditions that can result in cancer, some industries do have a high risk of environmental and toxic fumes that can be inhaled and lead to upper respiratory abnormalities.

The American Cancer Society explains that a variety of carcinogens can put workers at risk in the mining, coal production, iron and steel, and chemical manufacturing vocations.“Research has identified a range of carcinogens that can be hazardous to workers in these industries if they are exposed to them over time,” states the Georgia based organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. “Therefore, protection from cancer risk in the workplace is essential and involves a combination of aggressive, scientifically based regulation, worker education, and surveillance.” (Ohio Department of Health)

The Trades

Insulation installers, carpenters and remodelers are exposed daily to harmful elements like asbestos which becomes embedded in lung tissue and can cause mesothelioma. Using various adhesives like urethane, with prolonged exposure, can bring irritation of the nose, throat, and lungs, and according to The Dow Chemical Company, “Components in the epoxy and isocyanate curatives are potential skin and respiratory sensitizers. Headache and nausea are also possible.”

The Beauty Industry

Hair and nail salons offer chemical treatments to change the color of your locks but unless you work for a business that uses plant-based or non-toxic products, you are exposed to elements like formaldehyde and benzoyl peroxide causing damage and inflammation to the nasal cavity and sinuses.

Pesticide Handlers

Individuals involved in the distribution of pesticides in agricultural settings, depending on the type of chemical being handled, with prolonged exposure can affect the nervous system. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) note an eventual irritation of the skin or eyes. “Some pesticides may be carcinogens. Others may affect the hormone or endocrine system in the body.”

Some occupations expose workers to chemicals, dust and harmful pollutants, and if you can’t (or don’t want to) switch professions, making an effort to provide yourself with the best breathable air possible at home is key. Punching out at the end of a long workday means a break from the harmful elements you are exposed to at work, so why not make the indoor air quality at home as healthy as you can make it?

Introducing an air purifier and humidifier will take home health to the next level providing an optimal indoor atmosphere free of allergens and other upper respiratory particulates. In the case of humidity in your home, Mayo Clinic advises increasing the moisture level in the air to help soothe the symptoms of dry air, like cracked lips and dry sinuses.

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