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    Esther Rantzen

    Five ill-advised jobs for asthma sufferers


    Millions of people in the world have asthma. With the right medication it is easily manageable and easy to live with if you choose the right lifestyle. However, there are some jobs those with asthma should clearly avoid, here are five of them.

    1. Farmer: The majority of a farmer’s day may be spent in a field with a lot of pollen. Pollen can often aggravate many asthma sufferers so this role may not be advisable unless you want to have an accident at work from a potential asthma attack.
    2. Lumberjack: The role of a lumber jack is purely to cut down trees. When cutting these down they produce a lot of sawdust which is made up of small dust particles. These particles easily get caught in the throat and could easily aggravate an asthma sufferer so to avoid an accident at work claim it may be worth steering clear of this role to avoid a work injury.
    3. Athlete: An athlete trains rigorously to be the best they can and they often have to have a good lung capacity for endurance events such as running. As an asthma sufferer your lungs are not always great and so putting excess pressure on them may cause you a work injury or worse so to avoid any accident claim it may be best to watch athletes rather than try to be one.
    4. Cleaner: The role of a cleaner is obvious, make sure areas are clean and free of dust and dirt. This means constant exposure to dusty areas which means it would be easy to have an asthma attack or for your lungs to be aggravated by the dust, thus potentially causing a work injury. So to avoid an accident at work perhaps consider a job that doesn’t involve dusting.
    5. Painter: This one may seem a strange job to sustain a work injury in but as a painter you are constantly exposed to chemical fumes from the materials you use which could aggravate your asthma leading to a potential accident at work claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline

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    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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