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What can cause allergies in the workplace?

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Dust mites, pollen, and mold are common and invisible allergy triggers in the workplace. These allergens can get trapped in tightly insulated and poorly ventilated office buildings.

For some jobs, there can also be environmental triggers such as fumes that cause dizziness and make it hard to breathe. They may include:

  • Aerosols
  • Chemical fumes
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Cockroaches
  • Cold air
  • Dust
  • Fresh paint
  • Humid air
  • Mold and mildew
  • Perfume and scented products
  • Pet dander
  • Pollen
  • Tobacco smoke and wood smoke
  • Weather fronts
  • Wind

From: How to Put Allergies Out of Work WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Gailen D. Marshall, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and pediatrics; vice chairman for faculty development; director, division of clinical immunology and allergy, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.

Greg Martin, MD, assistant professor of medicine, division of pulmonary, allergy, and critical care; director, Medical and Coronary Intensive Care Units; Emory University; associate division director for critical care, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta.

Smolley, L. and Fulghum Bruce, D.  , Dell, 1999. Breathe Right Now

Fulghum Bruce, D. and Grossan, M.   Ballantine, 2007. The Sinus Cure,

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 07, 2017

SOURCES:

Gailen D. Marshall, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and pediatrics; vice chairman for faculty development; director, division of clinical immunology and allergy, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.

Greg Martin, MD, assistant professor of medicine, division of pulmonary, allergy, and critical care; director, Medical and Coronary Intensive Care Units; Emory University; associate division director for critical care, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta.

Smolley, L. and Fulghum Bruce, D.  , Dell, 1999. Breathe Right Now

Fulghum Bruce, D. and Grossan, M.   Ballantine, 2007. The Sinus Cure,

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 07, 2017

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