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Chemical Exposure In The Workplace
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One of the family members from the chosen family works in a steel manufacturing company as a truck driver, while the other works in a school. The two family members are exposed to different chemicals affecting their health. The family member working as a truck driver is exposed to chemicals such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane, dust, and corrosives. Some of the corrosives they may encounter include hydrochloric acid and sulfuric acid. The family member also encounters manganese, chromium, nickel, tungsten, vanadium, and molybdenum. The family members are always at risk of chemical effects from various chemicals while at work and have to find ways to establish and implement safety measures.  
The teacher is exposed to chemicals such as acids, gases, and metals. Some of the acids used in school projects and experiments include hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, carbonic acid, citric acid, and nitric acid; the teacher may also encounter methane, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and carbon monoxide (Papadopoli, 2020). Peroxides such as hydrogen peroxide can be dangerous. The teacher must watch for other chemicals such as insecticides and pesticides usually used to eliminate bugs. The two family members will likely come into contact with aerosols such as paints, air fresheners, and petroleum products. The two industries also utilize water and pool cleaning chemicals. Therefore, the family members have a certain risk of chemical exposure and related illness.
The family members are at risk of chemical exposure and its side effects. The chemicals may enter the body through inhalation, ingestion, or skin conduct; the person will experience headaches after prolonged exposure to such chemicals as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. Individuals inhaling cigarette smoke and other carcinogenic chemicals may develop cancer. Other chemicals can cause skin rashes, especially when they come into conduct while others corrode the skin (Papadopoli, 2020). Some acids can burn the skin and bones depending on their concentration levels. For example, sulfuric and hydrochloric acid in high concentrations can burn the skin and bone easily and cause instant death.
Hot gases can burn a person and leave wounds and irreparable scars. Some chemicals, such as hydrocarbons, can cause neurological problems; some individuals using heroin and cocaine are likely to experience neurological disorders after some period. Individuals must be extremely careful since some chemicals can cause death, especially when their concentration levels are high (Papadopoli, 2020). Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sulfuric acid, hot gases, and hydrocarbons can cause an instant or slow death. Therefore, individuals must take precautionary measures when handling or near the chemicals to reduce the risk of their side effects, such as neurological problems and death.
The family can establish measures to prevent illnesses from chemical exposure. According to Budnik (2018), interventions are essential for individuals working in different places since they are likely to experience chemical exposure. The article examines the diagnosis, monitoring, and prevention of exposure-related non-communicable diseases at work and home and argues that there is a link between environmental exposure and the prevalence of diseases. Establishing and implementing evidence-based interventions can help to limit “exposure to many known and probable carcinogens, including tobacco, arsenic, asbestos, benzene, vinyl chloride, and air pollution” (Budnik, 2018, p. 3). The evidence-based interventions such as washing hands with detergents and clean water, wearing protective gear, and keeping a safe distance from chemicals have proven to be instrumental in minimizing the risks of illnesses from chemical exposures. Thus, the article provides sufficient evidence-based interventions that the family members can utilize to prevent the risk of chemical exposure and illnesses in the workplace.  
The family members, one works in a school while the other works in a steel manufacturing company, are at risk of chemical exposure. The chemicals they are likely to encounter may include acids such as hydrochloric acids and gases such as carbon monoxide. These chemicals put them at risk of developing illnesses. Adhering to company policies and safety measures can reduce the risk of chemical exposure in many ways. According to the research, various organizations and scholars have committed to developing evidence-based interventions to prevent chemical exposure risks in the workplace.    
 
 
Reference
Budnik, L. T., Adam, B., Albin, M., Banelli, B., Baur, X., Belpoggi, F., Bolognesi, C., Broberg, K., Gustavsson, P., Göen, T., Fischer, A., Jarosinska, D., Manservisi, F., O’Kennedy, R., Øvrevik, J., Paunovic, E., Ritz, B., Scheepers, P. T., Schlünssen, V., … Casteleyn, L. (2018). Diagnosis, monitoring, and prevention of exposure-related non-communicable diseases in the living and working environment: Dimopex-project is designed to determine the impacts of environmental exposure on human health. Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, 13(1), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12995-018-0186-9
Papadopoli, R., Nobile, C. G., Trovato, A., Pileggi, C., & Pavia, M. (2020). Chemical risk and safety awareness, perception, and practices among research laboratories workers in Italy. Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, 15(1), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12995-020-00268-x