Study Says Laser Printers May Pose Health Risk

Law360, New York (August 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A study published Wednesday shows that tiny particles released by laser printers may harm people who work around them as much as secondhand smoke, noting which printers were especially bad offenders and which were relatively safe.

The study was conducted by Congrong He and Lidia Morawska, of Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and Len Taplin, of the Queensland Department of Public Works. It tested laser printers manufactured by four companies, and found that many printers were “high-level” or “medium-level” emitters of tiny toner particles....
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