[Offtopic] some laser printers
stephen at melbpc.org.au
Tue Jul 31 19:58:11 EST 2007
Laser printers as dangerous as smoking: report
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/07/31/1993308.htm> Posted 2 hours 53 minutes ago
A new study has found office printers could be as bad for people's health as smoking cigarettes.
Queensland University of Technology researchers found fine particles emitted by some laser printers raised indoor particle levels fivefold during office hours.
Professor Lidia Morawska says it is an issue employers should take seriously.
"Ultra-fine particles, which means particles smaller than 0.1 of a micrometre, are small enough to penetrate deep into [the] human lung and can cause all sorts of health effects there," she said.
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