[Offtopic] some laser printers

Alexakos, Zach Z alexakos.zach.z at edumail.vic.gov.au
Tue Jul 31 20:36:56 EST 2007

I always wondered why it was easy to get 'high' in the photocopy room.  

Zach Alexakos

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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

"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.

Cheers people
Stephen Loosley
Victoria, Australia

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