Question by  Smile24x7 (35)

What are diseases associated to working as a welder?

I am a welder and want to make sure I am not going to be prone to disease.


Answer by  rwill72 (154)

Manganism is also known as Welder's Disease. It is caused by inhaling the toxic fumes from welding rods. It symptoms are similar to those of Parkinson's disease.


Answer by  yusef (22)

Welding has risks such as Metal Fume Fever and back and joint problems from workers repetitive motions. In addition, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has found an increase in bronchitis, airway irritation and other respiratory illnesses. The NIOSH has also stated that welding could possibly increase the risks for lung cancer and nervous system damage.

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