If you have worked in a factory, a construction site, in a mine or in another high-risk workplace, you may have been exposed to toxic chemicals at some point in your career. Whether this exposure was recently or several decades ago, the effect of the exposure could still have far-reaching implications on your health.
If you are suffering from ill health and you are wondering whether you are suffering a symptom of toxic exposure that may have occurred in your workplace, it is important that you seek professional medical attention. If you suffer damages as a result of likely toxic exposure in the workplace, you may be able to successfully claim workers’ compensation. The following is an overview of the possible symptoms of toxic exposure.
Symptoms of exposure to chlorine
Exposure to chlorine could lead to eye redness, nose and throat irritation, and a cough. If inhaled, you may experience a suffocation or choking sensation, shortness of breath and wheezing, and a hoarse voice.
Symptoms of asbestos exposure
The symptoms of asbestos exposure typically do not appear until many years after exposure. This is one of the reasons why it is particularly important for those in proximity to asbestos to wear the adequate protection and follow the relevant safety procedures.
If a person develops asbestosis, they usually start to develop symptoms between 10-40 years after the original exposure. They may experience a persistent, dry cough as well as a shortness of breath. They may also experience chest tightness and pain, and fingertips and toes that appear to be wider and rounder than normal.
Symptoms of pesticide poisoning
The overexposure or accidental exposure to pesticides can have serious consequences. Mild exposure to some pesticides could include a headache, fatigue, dizziness and loss of appetite. More serious symptoms include the inability to walk, chest discomfort and muscle twitching.
If you believe that your health is suffering due to toxic exposure that you experienced in your workplace, it is important that you take action to ensure that you get the workers’ compensation that you deserve.