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Radon puts many Pennsylvania workers at risk for lung cancer

Data compiled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Surgeon General's Office shows that 20,000 or more individuals die from lung cancer annually from exposure to radon. This odorless, tasteless gas is only second to smoking as far as lung cancer deaths are concerned. It's not just found in homes, but in Pennsylvania workplaces as well.

What are some careers that put you at risk of lung disease?

An average adult takes 20,000 breaths each day. Certain pollutants including dirt, fibers, germs, chemicals, smoke and dust may cause some individuals' lungs to function differently others. Those who work in industries in which they're surrounded by these are at increased risk for developing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), cancer, an infection, fibrosis or scarring.

Employers can curb the impact of their workers' mental illness

We currently live in an era in which mental health issues are gaining increased attention in the news in Pennsylvania and for good reason. Research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health shows that as many as 45 million Americans were diagnosed with some type of mental illness in 2016. Data published by the American Heart Association (AHA) shows that 75 percent of workers have mental health issues.

Airport ground workers face dangerously cold conditions in winter

Throughout the bitter cold that's gripped large swaths of the country this winter, air travelers have expected their flights to take off on time as long as they could do so safely. To accomplish that, ground support workers have had to brave sub-zero temperatures. These are the people who service the planes, load and unload baggage and guide the planes on the tarmac and more.

Those with borderline personality disorders struggle to hold jobs

Individuals who suffer from borderline personality disorder (BPD) often experience intense shifts in moods that range anywhere from anxiety to depression or anger. The episodes that someone with BPD may experience may last anywhere from several hours to a few days. While many individuals with BPD may be able to manage their symptoms with medicines and psychotherapy, these interventions may do very little to help others.

Cardiovascular disease is a real threat for some workers

Certain jobs carry with them an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Some do so because job-related tasks are stressful or overly sedentary, workers are exposed to excessive amounts of pollutants or are forced to work fluctuating schedules. Each of these factors can make workers more vulnerable to developing heart disease than others.

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