Certain jobs are linked to a higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis.
A new study published today in Arthritis Care & Research reports a link between work-related factors and a higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
The findings further suggest that certain airborne agents are responsible for contributing to the development of the autoimmune disease.
Researchers established that men who are electrical workers or work with electronics, as well as bricklayers and concrete workers, have higher risk for RA than those who work in other positions.
Workers in electrical and electronics manufacturing had a twofold increased risk. For bricklayers and concrete workers was an even greater threefold increased risk.
Researchers also reported those who work with metal and wood may have a higher risk.
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