As a Missouri worker, you may at some point deal with the exposure to certain toxic fumes, chemicals, or particles that can cause you injury. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we strive to help you understand just what those injuries might be, and what you can do if you find yourself suffering from any of these ailments.
Some toxic exposure ailments are more common than others. For example, you have likely heard of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. This illness has gotten a lot of press recently, as it’s incurable. Currently, only the symptoms and disease progression can be managed. Often, COPD is a result of poor working conditions that allow for the inhalation of dangerous particles like asbestos, or dangerous fumes.
Other potential illnesses can include silicosis – a fibrotic lung condition – and mesothelioma, which can also be caused by asbestos. Additionally, the exposure to smoke, either first or second hand, can cause a multitude of lung diseases. This is problematic if you work at a place that doesn’t have designated smoking areas or allows for indoor smoking. Stainless steel welding can result in issues with the lungs as well. There is even a specific disease known as popcorn lung disease which specifically affects those who work in microwave popcorn factories. All of these are considered somewhat common results of exposure.
If you want to take a look at more toxic exposure injuries, you can head on over to our web page, linked here. Learning more about the most common issues that other toxic exposure sufferers have to deal with may help you narrow down what you may have. From there, decisions regarding treatment options and plans of action can be made.