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TOP 5 MOLDIEST JOBS TO WATCH OUT FOR

WORST JOBS FOR MOLD ALLERGIES

Mold spores are everywhere—both indoors and outdoors—all throughout the year. But some people, because of their work, are exposed to mold more often and might be at greater risk for developing an allergy to it. Here’s a look at the five worst jobs for mold allergy sufferers:1

Wine maker

WINEMAKER
Fermenting grapes makes for a moldy, musty situation. Even if you’re a home hobbyist working on a small batch, be sure to keep your equipment and work area clean.2

 

Furniture repairer

FURNITURE REPAIRER
Furniture that’s been exposed to extreme weather—especially moisture—can develop mold and mildew. Even in your own home, keep an eye out for old or outdoor furniture.3

 

CARPENTER

CARPENTER
Fresh-cut wood or wood exposed to chronic moisture can harbor mold. Carpenters risk exposure every day but so might you, so be sure to check the wood in and around your home for mold.3

 

BAKER

BAKER
Bakers work with a variety of ingredients (in huge quantities) that can cause mold allergies to develop or get worse. (So unless you’re running a secret baking operation out of your kitchen, you’re probably safe.)4

 

FARMER

FARMER
Mold can grow on living plants as well as on baled hay and stored grain. So even if your “farm” is more of a backyard, watch out for mold on rotting logs and compost piles.1,5

 

Sources : 

1. Mold Allergy. (n.d.). Retrieved November 17, 2015, from https://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=18&cont=234

2. Sipowicz, M. (n.d.). Winery Cleaning and Sanitation. Retrieved from https://winegrapes.tamu.edu/winemaking/Sanitation Guide.pdf

3. Morrell, Ph.D., J., & Robbins, Ph.D., CIH, C. (n.d.). Mold, Housing & Wood. Retrieved from http://www.wwpa.org/Portals/9/docs/PDF/TG2.pdf

4. International Hazard Datasheets on Occupation: Baker. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_protect/---protrav/---safework/documents/publication/wcms_184767.pdf

5. Farm Respiratory Hazards (Agricultural Safety and Health). (n.d.). Retrieved November 17, 2015, from http://extension.psu.edu/business/ag-safety/health/e26 

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