Surface Materials In The Workplace Increase Risk Of Asthma

There is scientific evidence that your job really could be making you sick.

Researchers found surface materials in the workplace such as wall coverings and carpet can increase an adult's risk of developing asthma.

Certain materials used in floor, wall and other indoor surfaces may emit pollutants that can block airways.

The study found those working near plastic wall coverings increased their risk of asthma by almost two and a half

People working in offices with wall to wall carpeting were nearly twice as likely to develop asthma.

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