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Pollutant in the Workplace

Thursday, October 19, 2023 2:40 PM

From the book “Staying Healthy with Nutrition” by Elson M Haas, MD

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Although some environmental problems can affect us anywhere, in the work environment there is a much wider range of potential pollutants, depending on the type of job.

Pollution in the work environment is caused by the manufacture of specific goods as well as by chemicals in the furniture, carpeting, insulation, and chemical cleaners found in the workplace. Industrial chemical pollution is a major side effect of technology. This affects us individually and as a species, as we must breathe the air, drink the water, and eat the food. People work in a great variety of situations – indoor and out; cities, suburbs, farms, and industrial locations; small and large offices; big factories; and so on. Ther types and degree of chemical exposure vary with the situation.

Some of the “High-Risk Occupations for Work Pollution”

  • Airline flight crews
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Auto mechanics
  • Chemical researchers
  • Computer chip factory workers
  • Dental hygienists & dentists
  • Dry cleaners
  • Hairdressers
  • Insulation workers
  • Leather workers
  • Painters
  • Plastic workers
  • Radiologists
  • Steelworkers
  • Textile workers

Jocelyne’s Note –

We have products that we use at the clinic that help the body eliminate pollutants. Therefore, we test our clients for pollutants and put them on the appropriate product as needed.