Seasonal allergic rhinitis (the medical term for seasonal allergies) affects 10–30% of adults and up to 40% of children in the U.S.
Let’s take a look at some biological hazards workers may encounter during warmer months, or in warmer geographic locations, and what can be done to prevent illness and injury from these hazards
Atopic dermatitis is a skin condition that can make your skin dry, red, itchy, inflamed, or it may have a rash-like appearance. For some people, atopic dermatitis may resolve by the time they turn 18, but for others, it can persist into adulthood. Symptoms of atopic dermatitis can come and go, and for some, it can cause symptoms that interfere with everyday life.
More than three million cases of pneumonia are diagnosed each year in the U.S. About one million of those cases need to be treated in the hospital, and around 50,000 cases become fatal.
About 31 million Americans are affected by a sinus infection each year. Microorganisms, like viruses, bacteria, or fungus, can take over one or more sinuses and trigger a sinus infection, also known as “sinusitis.”
Research from the CDC indicates that too few people, especially adults, are taught how to recognize their asthma symptoms and do not have an asthma action plan that can save their life.
Food allergies can be life-changing and can be a source of much anxiety and stress for a patient, parent, or caregiver. According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), 32 million people in the United States suffer from food allergies.