Home > Lifestyle > Healthy workplace > News 01 November 2011 Construction work still deadly Construction workers in the United States have a high risk of work-related injuries and an increased risk of work-related illness and death, a new study shows. 0 Down syndrome kids’ message to future moms » Join Health24 on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberShrink » 6 ways sexy shoes damage your feet How much energy do you burn at work? They also found that people who start construction work at age 20 have a 15% chance of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)over their lifetime and an 11% chance of developing dust-related changes to the lung tissue. NEXT ON HEALTH24X OPINION | Can tea really lower your blood sugar? 2020-10-20 13:35 More: Healthy workplaceNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.