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The most unhealthy jobs have now been ranked by iflscience.com using data from the Occupational Information Network.
Although this list is specific to American jobs, it could still hold local relevance.
This list was put together by considering elements such as: exposure to contaminants; exposure to disease and infection; exposure to hazardous conditions; exposure to radiation; risk of minor burns, cuts, bites, and stings; and time spent sitting, as studies prove that frequent inactivity can shorten your lifespan. These factors were scored on a scale from 0 to 100 – the higher the score, the larger the risk to your health.
Below are the top 14 worst jobs for your health, with their overall unhealthiness score.
- Dental hygienist: 72.8
- General dentist: 69.5
- Veterinary assistant: 66.5
- Dental laboratory technician: 65.7
- Dental assistant: 65.5
- Nurse anaesthetist: 63.7
- Prosthodontist: 63
- Flight attendant: 62.3
- Veterinarian: 62.3
- Anaesthesiologists: 61.8
- Anaesthesiologist assistant: 61.3
- Podiatrist: 60.2
- Immigration and customs inspector: 59.3
- Histotechnologists: 59