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A closer look at occupational skin disorders and prevention

Each day, hundreds of members of the Minnesota workforce are exposed to harsh environmental conditions while performing routine job responsibilities. Extended exposure to severe conditions can have many lasting side effects that can affect a person's health, quality of life and ability to continue working.

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

As we continue to become reliant on technology is all aspects of life, many Minnesota jobs will include work on computers and require many hours spent typing. Such situations can take a toll on the hands, wrists and arms, leading to occupational diseases. One of the most common of these is carpal tunnel syndrome.

Asbestos and the construction industry

Because asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that resists heat and electricity, it would seem to be an excellent substance for use in buildings. The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry notes that while this was initially thought to be true, scientists discovered that exposure to the fibers can be fatal.

What are occupational diseases?

In Minnesota, you have the right to be protected against occupational diseases. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, an occupational disease is a condition caused by your work environment. This could include a range of things, such as lung disease, repetitive stress injuries or cancer. Such conditions often take time to develop and occur due to consistent and prolonged exposure to the source causing the disease.

Dangers of glyphosate still being debated

If you work in gardening, landscaping or farming in Minnesota, you should be well aware that there are risks associated with these occupations. Not only are you exposed to the elements, which can be severe in this state, you also work with powerful machinery and potentially harmful chemicals.

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