Occupational Diseases: These are the diseases developed among the workers while working in a specific industry.
Here is the list of common occupational diseases that workers suffer from.
|-||Disease||Cause and Effects|
|1.||Asbestosis||It is scarring and inflammation of lungs tissues. General sufferers are asbestos miners, workers who install asbestos sheets and officer workers work in offices having asbestos roof tops.|
|2.||Silicosis||Lung infection by inhaling silica dust. Miners, Tunnel and quarry operators suffer the most.|
|3.||Pneumoconiosis||Also called black lung disease. Common among coal miners and thermal power station workers.|
|4.||Byssinosis||Also called Monday Fever or Brown lung disease caused by inhaling cotton dust. Textile workers, workers of yarn, thread, and fabric industry are prone to this disease.
|5.||Eczema or Dermatitis||It is inflammation of the skin. Workers who regularly come in contact with chemicals . e.g.beauticians, paint industry workers, motor mechanics, washer-men, printers etc. can have eczema|
|6.||Carpal tunnel syndrome||It is pain, numbness, and tingling, in fingers due to compression of the median nerve which travels through wrist to hand. Poultry workers, Information Technology workers are among the common sufferers.|
|7.||Anthrax||It is skin or intestinal lesions. Exposure to infected animals specially in woolen and meat industry often lead to such infections.|
|8.||Chimney Sweeps Cancer Or Soot Wart||People who clean chimneys generally have risk. It is also known to be the first reported occupational cancer.|
|9.||Lead Poisoning||Workers of Paint industry, car or storage industry are more prone to lead poisoning.|
|10.||Computer Vision Syndrome||Persons work in Information Technology industry or work on computers for long hours. The disease causes dry eye, fatigue, vertigo or dizziness and blurred vision.|