Physical spaces can expose people to toxins or pollutants and influence lifestyles that contribute to diabetes, coronary vascular disease, and asthma. Our built environment includes all of the man-made physical spaces where we live, recreate and work. These include our buildings, furniture, open and public spaces, roads, utilities, and other infrastructure. These structures and spaces affect our health by bringing pollutants to our environment and by allowing or restricting access to physical activity, transportation and social interactions.
For the construction industry, a health screening is regularly offered to all construction workers in several countries. Fourth, night and shift work is not uncommon in the construction industry and these construction workers are at greater risk of deteriorating health status.
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