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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Laser printers can be hazardous to your health

Laser printers may be hazardous to your health according to a new study. Some laser printers used in home and office environments pollute the air with potentially hazardous toner particles.

The study classified 17 out of 62 printers as high particle emitters because they released so much toner powder into the air.The study included Canon, Hewlett Packard, Ricoh, and Toshiba printers.

The inhalation of ultra-fine particles can affect human health in different ways, depending on the material inhaled and the quantity. But such particles can cause respiratory irritation or more serve conditions including cardiovascular problems or cancer.

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