Health Hazards Associated with 5 Work Environments

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To earn a handsome amount of money to fulfill the needs and dreams of each family member is the greatest wish of every responsible head of the family. A good profession is the right way to obtain this goal. But to choose the appropriate profession for you should not only base on the earning. This decision should also consider the health safety. Why surprised by reading this sentences? Your profession environment affects you greatly and some professional condition may be hazardous or even life-threatening to you.

Here are some professions listed which will tell you how much hazards are associated with them.

Cement Industries:

To work in the cement factory at any position means you are exposing yourself to a number of dangerous chemicals. In the production of this building material, various chemicals are used which cause respiratory problems when inhaled. To consult pulmonologist in Lahore log on to Marham – FInd a Doctor as he can advise you about your respiratory problems. Some other chemicals also can badly affect your skin and hair.

Glass Industries:

It is generally considered that to work in the glass factory can only harm you if glass cuts your skin. Ye, it is the danger associated with working in glass manufacturing industry but it causes some other health problems. During the manufacturing of glass, lead is used which can cause respiratory and mental health problems. Lead poisoning may also cause the kidney failure. If lead exposure happens for long duration it can cause mutation in the genetic makeup which can pass to the next generation.


Mining is the hectic work with the reward of bringing out the hidden blessings. During the mining the working individuals are highly exposed to radiations which may cause skin problems and may also leads to cancer formation. Some chemicals used during miming process may also act as skin and eye irritants.

Related: 9 Precautionary Measures for Your Back at Work

Health Care System:

To work in the health care system at any position is the way of serving humanity with earnings. But it is also associated with great risks of health. The workers of any health care system at the risk of getting infectious and contagious diseases as they handle and treat the patients with those ailments and many time they come in direct contact with body fluids of the patient which can infect them too.

Indoor Office Work:

Most people think that indoor office work is quite safe to the general health of the worker. To some extent, it is true but not completely. To work behind the doors may keep you safe from the hazards of the dangerous chemicals and pollution but it may harm in other ways. This indoor work needs less physical movement so it may cause sluggish behavior and obesity which may lead to diabetes and coronary heart problems. The indoor environment may also cause hypoxia and headaches. And if you work on the computer then your eyes are also going to damage severely.

How to Avoid Health Hazards Related to Any Profession:

If your profession is related to some serious health hazards it really does not mean that you should leave it. The appropriate preventive measures will help you to avoid the associated health risks of any profession like;

  • Use appropriate wearing to avoid or minimize the exposure to the toxic substance.
  • Properly wash your body after the work.
  • Visit the open place for fresh air for short duration during the work.
  • Take regular medical checkups by a good general physician.
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Tayyaba Waris
She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.