We don’t mean to be downers, but there are a lot of occupational hazards to be wary of out there. Sitting too long can shorten your lifespan, being in certain job levels can make you put on weight and apparently working with too many men can induce stress. But even when you take all of that into consideration, odds are you’re in a pretty safe career… unless you have an unhealthy job. Business Insider compiled a list of the unhealthiest jobs in country, and let’s just say the risk factors for these jobs are a little more extreme. Here are the top five:

BERLIN - OCTOBER 12: A dentist and her assistant prepare to clean a patient's teeth in this photo illustration at a dentist's office on October 12, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. German political parties currently involved in federal government coalition negotiations, including the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), and the business-oriented German Free Democrats (FDP), are currently haggling over a restructuring of Germanys' Health Fund, or Gesundheitsfonds, the fund that provides the basis for Germany's state health care system. The CSU is pushing for more flexibilty in how the system is funded in order to allow for freer competition between the 180 different health insurance companies within the state health care system. The health care negotiations are part of broader negotiations between the CDU/CSU and the FDP in the creation of a new coalition government following nationwide elections in Germany last September. (Photo Illustration by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

1. Dentists, dental surgeons and dental assistants

2. Flight attendants

3. Anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologist assistants

4. Veterinarians and veterinary assistants and technicians

5. Podiatrists

Uh… Teeth, puppies and feet? Yup, no ice road truckers or deadly fishing boats on this list. That’s because this list is about health risks rather than your peril. The data comes from the Occupational Information Network, a US Department of Labor database with detailed info on careers, including risk factors. Business Insider looked at six health categories across 974 occupations: exposure to contaminants; exposure to disease and infection; exposure to hazardous conditions; exposure to radiation; risk of minor burns, cuts, bites and stings; and time spent sitting.

MIAMI - MARCH 19: Veterinarian Michael Fusco checks Bella after her owner brought her fearing the canine was fed a tainted brand of pet food at Adams Veterinary Clinic March 19, 2007 in Miami, Florida. At least 10 pets have died after eating from among 40 brands of food, including popular sellers like Iams, Eukanuba and Science Diet, produced by a Canadian company called Menu Foods. The company has issued a recall of 60 million cans and packages of moist dog and cat food that is believed to cause kidney failure. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

So when you think about what a dentist is doing — sitting for hours while hovering close to someone’s gingivitis or halitosis — you start to see what the problem is. Same goes for flight attendants, who face a Contagion-like scenario every day. Vets are dealing with all sorts of bites and scratches from sick pets and wild animals. And podiatrists… well, you’re supposed to wear flip flops in shared showers for a reason!

Check out the rest of the top 27 jobs that are most damaging to your health over at Business Insider, like pilots, nuclear technicians and critical care nurses. And if you’re not on the list, count yourself and your workplace lucky!

Are you in any of these careers? Have you ever experienced health hazards like these? Tell us your story in the comments.

(Photos via Sean Gallup, Joe Raedle/Getty Images)