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Is Work Making You Sick? Part 5

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Sick Building Syndrome

You may not be the only one itching or wheezing at work. In instances where a number of employees in the same workplace have symptoms, the culprit may be the building itself. Continue reading this entry »

Is Work Making You Sick? Part 4

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Is Your Allergy Work-Related?
Identifying occupational allergies and asthma can be a challenge, said Charous. “Sometimes it’s hard to diagnose,” he said. For starters, Charous said, you need to get a history of the complaint and ask questions such as, “Do you suffer the allergy year-round?” “Is it worse at work?” Continue reading this entry »

Is Work Making You Sick? Part 3

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“You may have to be away from the office for a day or two [to experience relief],” Howland said. “For instance, over the weekend you feel better, but then Monday when you go back to work, you start to feel sick again.” Also, Howland added that workplace allergies are usually year-round, so you likely will not experience the seasonal trends of many types of allergies. Continue reading this entry »

Is Work Making You Sick? Part 2

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Dr. B. Lauren Charous, FAAAI, an allergist at the Milwaukee Medical Clinic and an assistant clinical professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, agreed. Continue reading this entry »

Is Work Making You Sick? Part 1

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It’s 5:01 p.m. on Friday, and you heave a huge sigh of relief as you leave your office building — and another workweek — behind you. You can’t explain it, but suddenly you feel slightly better. Before you chalk up your renewed health to a case of “thank-goodness-it’s-Friday” fever, think again: Something at work may actually be making you sick. Continue reading this entry »

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