How dangerous is it to work in a hospital, especially nursing?

According to the OSHA website, there are numerous carcinogens in hospitals! I was thinking of going into nursing but am now rethinking it because of this. Any information?? Any suggestions??

Asked By: Meg - 2/6/2010
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You got a LOT more worse things to worry about in Nursing other than possible carcinogens. The risk there is very small. You will not be exposed to any carcinogens without first wearing protective equipment. Don't get me wrong, Nursing is an admirable career and one that will have long-term job security. But you... More
Answered By: CyberCop - 2/6/2010
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Not very. Nurses are highly educated and take good care of themselves. Protective safeguards are in place.
Answered By: JulesToo - 2/6/2010
Nursing is a calling. Just as an aside, there has never been a reported case of a nurse getting HIV/AIDS from a patient. It'll be a hard job, but, you'll never think about doing anything else. God bless.
Answered By: elpi - 2/6/2010
not to mention the high infection rate of staph and MRSA.......
Answered By: Darlene and Dylan B - 2/6/2010
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