An irritated sinus is an unhappy sinus, and some of the worst sinus irritants are airborne particles and pollutants. Air quality at work is a major public health concern, and one of the occupations that is most exposed to polluted air on the job is carpentry. All of that airborne sawdust can really mess with your respiratory system and your sinuses.
The sinuses are designed to trap airborne particles in their mucus-lined walls and flush foreign material down the throat before it can enter the lungs. But when the sinuses are exposed to heavily polluted air, such as clouds of sawdust, the sinus walls can become inflamed and the mucus even thicker. Both of these conditions can lead to blockages of the sinus canals, which can trigger painful back-ups.
Sinus Congestion Tips
Here is some information to help you with sinus congestion.