Laser Printers as bad as Cigarette Smoke

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Laser printers as bad as cigarette smoke


Globe and Mail Update

July 31, 2007 at 12:47 PM EDT

TORONTO — Some laser printers emit as much fine-particle pollution as cigarette smoke, which can lodge deep in people’s lungs to pose a significant health threat, Australian researchers have found.

Some popular brand printers release so much toner into the air that the amount of fine particles in office air increases five-fold during work hours, and new toner cartridges and graphic-heavy printing projects further boost the amount of ultra-fine powder in the air.

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