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A plumber is a person who installs, repairs and maintains plumbing fixtures or systems in businesses, industries or residences.
The main duties of a plumber are to:
Plumbers work in a variety of settings, some of which may contain hazards. The main occupational hazards for plumbers to be aware of include:
Health effects of exposure to sewage and contaminated soil include:
Human pathogens from soil and raw sewage can enter the body through the nose or mouth, particularly if a person drinks contaminated water or by touching contamination and then touching your mouth or nose. Exposure can also occur through open wounds or by inhaling (human pathogens in dust, for example).