Believe it or not, not every job in this world is healthy for you. We aren’t talking about the jobs that are more prone to depression or anxiety like desk jobs or jobs in which you are constantly battling with consumers. Nor are we talking about low minimum wage jobs that do not a terrible job at keeping employees happy or feeling valued. Instead, we are referring to dangerous jobs that pay but come with a high risk of chemical exposure. We are referring to jobs that require higher education but also require an employee to risk their future due to chemical exposure. It’s not often you hear about the chemical exposure of those who are nuclear technicians or medical, clinical, or cardiovascular technologists or technicians. These jobs can put workers in a dangerous position and exposure to chemicals that can drastically affect one’s health.
What is Chemical Exposure?
Chemicals are everywhere. We wash in chemicals. We rely on chemicals to kill germs or bacteria. We consume chemicals to stop headaches or stomach aches. We also use chemicals to clean surfaces include our skin. The right kinds of chemicals are not that harmful. However, there are certain chemicals in which if you are exposed consistently for long periods of time can greatly affect your health in a negative way.
Chemical exposure can start to affect your respiratory system not just including your breathing, but your nasal passageway, your throat, mouth, and lungs. Exposure can also affect renal systems such as your kidneys and urinary tract system. Since your kidneys are responsible for clearing your body of chemicals it doesn’t need, if you are exposed to more than what your body can clear out it can drastically affect this system. If you are a woman then it can particularly affect the reproductive system. prolonged exposure can affect your ovaries or hormones which in turn can lead to birth defects or birth complications. For men, the reproductive system can affect hormones and sperm count. The list goes one, but to keep it short, long term chemical exposure can affect your heart, nervous, system and just about every issue related to your functioning adult body.
What To Do
Common jobs who deal with chemical exposure are airplane pilots, flight attendants, copilots, oil rig workers, surgical technologists, stationary engineers and boiler operators, veterinarians, anesthesiologists, nurses, and a plethora of other jobs. Even though dealing with chemicals is in your job description does not mean that you are not entitled to file a workers’ compensation claim. Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation, in Los Angeles are here to represent you through this process. Billions of dollars are given to people who need help financially for medical bills, loss of wages, and short term or long term disabilities. Don’t miss out on your right just because you don’t have the time to file properly. Call 818-610-8800 or click here to let our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys help you get your just compensation today.
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