One activity that can interfere with lung health is smoking. But not many know that certain occupations can also affect the health of your lungs. What are the areas of work?
You are at high risk of inhaling dust through work in this field. Ultimately, it can increase the risk of some diseases such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, or asbestosis.
Mesothelioma is a cancer that forms on the membrane wrapping several organs of the body. Commonly found in the pleura (lungs), peritoneum (stomach), and heart. While asbestosis is a chronic lung disease due to exposure to asbestos or asbestos fibers in a long time.
Like construction workers, people who work in manufacturing are also prone to exposure to dust, chemicals, and gases. This work causes the risk of asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a set of lung diseases that impede airflow when inhaling and causing breathing difficulties.
You who work in agriculture also have the same risk. You may be exposed to high levels of toxic substances from ammonia or hydrogen sulfide derived from manure. Exposure to the material in a long time increases the risk of death.
Byssinosis is a rare lung disease. This disease is also commonly called chocolate lung disease. The disease is common in textile workers. Workers usually inhale the particles released from cotton or other materials. Large amounts of dust can cause significant airflow blockage.
Asthma is one of the most vulnerable diseases in you who work in the automotive field. Especially, for those of you with work related to vehicle body repair. The ingredients contained in paints such as isocyanate and polyurethane products, can irritate the skin, cause allergies, and cause severe respiratory problems.