A dangerous job

Is it that chemical engineers suffer from allergy due to exposure to strong odor of chemicals? I would really like to know it as people often warn me about it? Even my parents worry about it. Please give me the proper guidance soon.
posted by Vidhi, Mumbai on July 7, 2014

Answer by Dr. Mariam Ismail

Hello Vidhi,
I wouldn't necessarily say chemical engineers suffer from allergies due to exposure of strong chemicals. Most companies are well equipped with proper chemical hygiene, so as long as you're wearing proper personal protective equipment you should be ok. Also, chemical engineering jobs range from R&D (lab work) to consulting or applications engineering (almost no lab work). 

Best of luck!
Mariam Ismail