Insights into Farmer Health
Hamilton Charter for Farmer Health
Topic of the week
Chronic obstructive airways disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) describes a range of lung conditions like bronchitis and emphysema.
- COPD is related to smoking. Farmers have a higher rate of COPD than the general population even though rates of smoking are lower among farmers.
- Wear an appropriate mask when dealing with dust, agricultural chemicals or smoke from fires.
- Avoid getting infections and have an annual flu vaccination.