Is your job putting your health at risk?


As someone who works hard to provide for their family and to live a comfortable, happy life the last thing you want or deserve is to be struck down with an illness that dramatically reduces your life expectancy. Giving years of life to a job shouldn’t ever mean, literally giving your life.

Sadly, when it comes to certain cancers and respiratory illnesses, some roles leave workers in the firing line and more vulnerable to sickness either directly or later in life. Every year more and more career veterans are coming forward with health complaints that are directly linked to some roles, where others continue to risk their lives on a daily basis.

Here we’ll take a look at whether or not your job us putting your health at risk.

Asbestos exposure

Being exposed to any kind of chemical is extremely dangerous and hazardous to your health. However, asbestos exposure is hugely common and is the reason behind countless personal injury claims each year. How do you get mesothelioma cancer? Click the link to find out more. Some workers who may/are exposed to asbestos include:

  • Army veterans
  • Carpenters
  • Plumbers
  • Plasterers
  • Firefighters
  • Construction workers
  • Electricians
  • Miners
  • Warehouse workers

Truck drivers

Believe it or not, this seemingly straightforward role is one that could definitely put your health at risk. Driving long distances, high-speed freeways, dangerous drivers, driving at night, hazardous conditions and the risk of being involved in a fatal crash. Not only that but sitting for long periods of time, a bad diet and obesity-related diseases can also contribute to illnesses and fatalities amongst truck drivers.

Farmers and ranchers

Think of a farm and it’s easy to picture an idyllic setting with lots of happy animals and sunshine. However, farmers put their lives at risk every day. Either amongst large animals, accidents with machinery and tractors, trucks and even things like pitchforks.


Working potentially hundreds of miles away from hospitals and medical assistance. If you sustain an injury whilst in the logging profession, chances are it’ll be a severe one. Falling from great heights, accidents involving chainsaws, hit by falling objects, tripping and lacerations are also common.


These brave men and women who put their lives on the line are incredibly selfless. Sadly they are at risk of falling structures, smoke inhalation, burns and other injuries.

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Is your job putting your health at risk?
Isreal Olabanji DST RN
Am Isreal olabanji a dental assistant and public health professionals and has years of experience in assisting the dentist with all sorts of dental issues. We regularly post timely and trustworthy medical information and news. My goal is to enlighten everyone in all aspects of health towards participating in fitness, Dental care, healthy recipes, child health, obstetrics, and more.
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