Many jobs put us in situations that can make us sick. Some more than others. Men’s Health has put together a list of the jobs most likely to make you sick. The only problem is that most all of us fall into one of these 5 types of jobs…
Talk about an occupational hazard: 40 percent of Australian workers may be exposed to chemicals that boost their risk of developing cancer, according to a team of Aussie researchers. Solar radiation, tobacco smoke, and diesel engine exhaust topped the list of the most common disease-causing culprits.
While some jobs, such as logging and power line repairing, are inherently dangerous—they rack up some of the highest fatalities each year—your career could be making you sick without you realizing it. Keep clicking for the five jobs most likely to put your health on the line. – Men’s Health
by Men’s Health
#2: Construction Workers
#5: Anything at a Desk
Despite your cushy chair and ergonomic keyboard, your desk-bound career is hardly harmless. A sedentary job is associated with an 82 percent increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease compared to those who spend less than four hours per week sitting on the job, suggest new University of South Carolina research. In addition to the obvious—inactivity means burning fewer calories—excessive sitting causes changes in how well your muscles gobble up glucose and burn fat. Fortunately, researchers discovered that regular exercise significantly chips away at desk jockeying’s damaging effects.