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Breath-taking jobs: a case–control study of respiratory work disability by occupation in Norway

Researchers have identified seven jobs that have high staff turnover because workers are exposed to chemicals causing respiratory symptoms.

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They found nearly 300 of 16,099 surveyed Norwegian workers had changed occupations because their previous jobs affected their breathing.

Cooks and chefs, welders, gardeners, sheet metal workers, cleaners, hairdressers and agricultural labourers were most at risk of respiratory symptoms – such as uncomfortable breathing, wheezing, chest tightness and allergies – and changing jobs, the researchers from the University of Oslo, the US National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and other institutions found.

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