33 Shocking Everyday Activities That Increase the Risk of Cancer

Wood Dust

#1 Wood Dust

If you’ve ever been around someone doing woodwork, you’ll know how sawdust can be quite an irritant! But this activity can also cause something even more serious. 

Studies done by the International Agency For Research On Cancer (IARC) has revealed that inhaling fine wood dust for prolonged periods can cause cancer in and around the nasal and throat cavity. And this dust is so fine that even a mask offers little protection 

If you regularly do woodwork, it’s a good idea to install advanced HEPA filters, work in a well-ventilated environment, and do a wet clean up instead of a dry one to clean the dust. 

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