Why is air pollution at the workplace so dangerous?
Especially at the workplace, the inhalation of polluted air can lead to long-term damage to the respiratory organs and the entire body. When hazardous substances such as microparticles, gases and vapours enter the bloodstream via the lungs, they often lead to work-related illnesses such as asbestosis, asthma or cancer.
Across all industries, workplaces can be exposed to various types of air pollution, which can have very different causes and effects: From road construction and mining, to the processing of wood or metal or the use of gases and chemical substances in production processes, but also during chemical-biological processes, e.g. in water treatment plants. Exhaust gases from engines and machines are also known to be a source of air pollution.
To effectively prevent exposure to pollutants at work, it is necessary to be aware of the risks of work-related illnesses and take the necessary precautions.