Regularly breathing in dust or
pollutants at work can lead to life-changing or terminal lung diseases.
Activities like cutting stone, concrete or wood with power tools, working with
flour, welding and chemical spraying can release harmful agents. These are often
invisible to the naked eye. Inhaled pollutants can lead to a variety
of lung diseases including asthma, COPD, silicosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Dust can build up gradually over time with the effects not always being
immediately obvious, unfortunately by the time you feel the effects the damage to
your lungs may already be serious and difficult to reverse.