It’s no secret that many workers travel long distances to get the job done.
And the problem isn’t limited to commuting: There are countless ways that workers have been affected by the spread of pet allergies and the spread among their immediate families.
But until now, it’s been difficult to quantify the impact on workers’ health.
That’s the conclusion of a new study published online Tuesday in the journal BMC Public Health.
This study is the first to analyze how pets affected the health of workers in one of the busiest cities in the world.
The researchers looked at the health and outcomes of 2,000 workers from New York City’s public transportation system, and looked at how they fared with allergies and related conditions like asthma and chronic bronchitis.
The results showed that pets can significantly affect the health care and welfare of people.
Pet allergies in workers The researchers examined data from the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority and the New Jersey Transit System, as well as data from New Jersey’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
They looked at a wide variety of diseases, including those caused by chronic respiratory disease, asthma, and COPD, among others.
Overall, the researchers found that workers with allergies were at a higher risk for a range of health problems, from COPD to asthma.
In particular, the study found that pets affected workers’ overall health was more severe.
This was true regardless of whether the pets were domesticated or not.
“Our results are the first evidence of the negative impact that pets have on health in the workplace,” said the study’s lead author, Andrew A. Dufour, a professor of occupational and environmental medicine at Emory University.
“The pet industry has a long history of exploiting workers, and these findings highlight that the industry has been able to protect its members from these illnesses by creating a climate of fear and stress.”
The study found the pets that were most affected by allergies were dogs, which were responsible for 22 percent of allergies in the workers.
In contrast, cats, which are considered less likely to carry allergies, were responsible only for 11 percent of allergic symptoms.
Overall allergies among workers increased in all occupations, but in some cases it increased more than 50 percent.
The most severe allergies in this group were asthma and COP, with asthma and allergies in all occupational groups increasing by 57 percent and 39 percent, respectively.
The study showed that allergies affected workers with asthma more severely than in the general population.
“This is a stark example of the economic consequences of allergies,” Dufours said.
“If the pets can cause asthma and other allergies in their owners, that could have a negative impact on their health, and also negatively affect the lives of their owners.”
The findings were based on a study of workers from the NYC Transit Authority, which includes the MTA, New York’s public transit system, commuter rail, and commuter buses.
The MTA is the nation’s largest commuter rail system, operating 24.7 million passengers daily.
The subway system, which covers much of the New Yorker’s West Side, includes the Manhattan and Brooklyn subway lines, and the Brooklyn Bridge, which connects Staten Island to Brooklyn.
A report on the MTA by the Department of Homeland Security in February said that in 2011, the MTA received over 6,000 calls for service related to pet allergies.
“It’s an unfortunate but unavoidable fact that the people who are commuting, driving, shopping, and going to work often travel to and from work by car,” said Mark Cote, the assistant secretary of Homeland Defense and Public Affairs at the MTA.
“They are not getting the necessary health care, and they’re not getting necessary vaccines.
That needs to change.
The federal government needs to take a strong leadership role in addressing the problem.”
The MTA said in a statement that the MTA is committed to creating a safe and supportive working environment for our employees.
It added that the data shows that it takes more than just pets to make a positive impact on health, “and it’s critical that the public understands the impacts of allergies on workers and the broader communities.”
The researchers hope that other organizations will take note of their findings and take action to protect workers.
The findings have many experts calling for more attention to the issue.
“We’re not just talking about the health risks, but the safety risks,” said David Katz, a veterinary allergist and professor of environmental medicine and health policy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
“Even the pet industry is starting to realize that pet owners are going to have a role to play in the health protection of their pets.”
The authors of the new study recommend that pet health care providers and pet owners contact the New Yorkers who are most at risk for allergies.
Katz added that he believes the health benefits of pet care outweigh the potential risks.
“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with owning a dog,” he said.