Construction dust isn't just a nuisance; it can seriously damage your health and some types can even kill. Therefore, regular breathing of these powders for a long time can cause life-changing lung diseases. You are three times more likely to get tuberculosis if you have silicosis. Tuberculosis is a serious lung infection that manifests itself in chest pain, coughing, and spreading infection.
Although there are treatments for tuberculosis, it is still possible that it can be fatal, especially if it is not treated quickly. In addition, it is also very contagious. Noise levels on a construction site can pose a significant safety risk. Excessive repetitive noise level of 85 d (B), a, or more can cause significant hearing impairment, which can lead to deafness.
It is estimated that 35% of construction workers in the EU have substantial hearing loss.