Asthma from profession

Are archive workers more likely to get asthma?

Very often archive workers complain about difficult working conditions and low wages. At the same time, they are forced to spend the money received for “dusty” work on medicines. Dust mites, chemicals released from old documents, fine paper dust – these are just a few of the things archivists deal with on a daily basis. Therefore, they are more likely to get asthma. Doctors point out that working in such conditions is harmful to health. According to the employees of the archives themselves, many of them develop occupational diseases over time: frequent conjunctivitis, otitis, cough. Many archivists often earn allergic rhinitis and allergic bronchial asthma. Well, those who suffer from asthma complain that often all their small salary is spent on medicines.

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