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Laser Printers in Office are Injurious to Health

If your cubicle is located somewhere near the common office printer, either ask the support staff to move the printer elsewhere or you shift your desk to a different place in the office as in the current setup, the air around you may be highly polluted.

A study has found that laser printers emit particles in the air that can be as harmful as cigarette smoke when inhaled by office workers posing serious health risk for workers especially who sit in the vicinity of printers.

Printers emitted more particles when operating with new toner cartridges and when printing graphics and images that require greater quantities of toner.

The same warning applies to your home printer as well. It's best to place the printer in a more-ventilated space that is definitely not near the kids' room.

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