Cleaning workers, cooks, and hairdressers more prone to chronic sinusitis, new study shows

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Cleaning workers, hairdressers, and chefs are more prone to chronic sinusitis, a new Norwegian and Swedish study shows.

“We see a connection to lifestyle and work that can increase the risk of chronic sinusitis,” project manager for the study and chief physician Anne Kristin Møller Fell at Telemark Hospital told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

Fell states that hair products, frying smoke, cleaning agents, wood dust, and superglue increase the risk of chronic sinusitis. She points out that it is possible to prevent injuries if one reduces the use of dangerous substances, changes work habits, and/or uses protective equipment.

The findings are based on data from 8000 participants over five years, and the study was conducted in collaboration with Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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