Cannabis Industry Workers May Be at Risk of Respiratory Issues, New Study Says

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A study found that workers in Washington State weed cultivation facilities were suffering from airway inflammation and abnormal lung functioning.

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Cannabis industry workers may face an increased risk of being exposed to respiratory hazards, according to a new study conducted by the University of Washington.

The study, led by Christopher Simpson, PhD, professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington, investigated two legal cannabis cultivation facilities in Washington State. One of these facilities is a 30,000-square-foot operation using traditional growing methods, and the other is a 20,000-square-foot...

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