Jobs that are bad for your health || Part 1

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Horrible jobs are becoming more common. We all know that if you don’t like your job, you can become stressed, unhappy and you find yourself in a situation that is bad for your health. But are all jobs that bad? It looks like some jobs are worse for your health than others. Here are some jobs that are bad for health.

Street Cleaners

They don’t look like they have the most dangerous job in the world but this one can be really bad for your health. Working beside traffic all day can be tough on the lungs and if they aren’t careful, they run the risk of being hit by a passing vehicle. Besides, picking up everyone’s mess all day must be depressing too!

Construction Workers

It’s not surprising that construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs that can damage your health. Every day these workers run the risk of injury and even death doing their jobs. Protective equipment can only do so much to safeguard someone’s health and every year workers die from injuries, go deaf or blind, or die from poisoning. Safely measures have been improved over the years but it will be a long time before this is considered a safe profession.

Powerline technicians

Having to work with a few million volts shooting through a power line must be very exciting! But even if you can stand the excitement of being electrocuted, you probably won’t survive being electrocuted. A lot of power lines can be found up high on poles, so there is a chance of falling and hurting yourself. Most major cities have their cables underground now, which doesn’t make it any safer for the workers. Now they have to work underground with the rats and mice!

Healthcare workers

Doctors, nurses, and anyone else who has to work with keeping you healthy is putting their own health at risk. The human body is pretty gross at the best of times and a million times worse when it is sick or not working right! The spread of disease from sneezes, blood, and urine are enough to make you think twice about joining the ranks of healthcare.


Vets are doctors and nurses for animals so it’s not surprising that their job is bad for their health. Vets have the same risks as human doctors with diseases and bodily functions but vets have the added bonus of their patients biting and attacking them. Human doctors don’t generally have this problem. Vets are trained to carry out a lot of different procedures so they have to multitask and stay focused when using their equipment.


You would imagine that working with wood and creating something of beauty would be a safe job. Not on your nelly! Carpenters run the risk of losing fingers or limbs on the different machines that they work with. Drill and saws make sawdust and without the proper safety equipment, this can cause lung irritation and damage the eye lens.


Anyone who chooses to get into a vehicle instantly puts their health at risk. Let’s face it, there are plenty of idiot drivers on the road. If one of those guys doesn’t kill you, the heart attack from road rage might. Sitting for long periods of time is bad for your circulation, leads to obesity and can cause back problems.

Bike Couriers

You would think that riding a bike all day would be good for your health but it turns out it can be the opposite. Men who work as bike couriers have a reduced chance of having children because the seat can cause problems for their swimmers. Zipping around a city all day can irritate the lungs with exhaust fumes from traffic. And then there is the traffic itself. The chances of being hit by a car are pretty high.


If you work as a miner, you will need more than a canary to help protect your health. Gas leaks and dust from cutting away at rock can be very dangerous for your health. Miners also run the risk of death from explosions and cave-ins if a mine is unstable. And then there are those big machines that are used to blast the rock. You could lose more than just a finger using one of the big drills wrong.


Country air, beautiful scenery, the smell of your crops. Being a farmer sounds idyllic in theory but it is one of the most stressful jobs on the planet, and all that stress can lead to a heart attack or stroke. One of the most dangerous factors is the chemicals used in farming which can easily poison someone. Makes you think twice about eating organic, doesn’t it?


When stuff goes on fire, there is a good chance that it will give off toxic smoke. The people most likely to breathe it in are the local firefighting crew. Although firefighters have the proper breathing equipment to protect their lungs, it doesn’t mean that they use it all the time. When dealing with a small fire, it probably seems like a load of hassle. But little fires can turn big very quickly.

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