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News Laser Printers can be harmful

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 3 Aug 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. BioSniper

    BioSniper New Member

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    So having mine sat on my desk around a foot from me would be pretty bad then? :p
     
  3. Particle Man

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    I have an HP Laser Jet 4350n less than one foot away from where I sit....... Sign me up for the cancer screening.
     
  4. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I had my LaserJet in a separate room... not because of toner or anything, but because the noise it makes really annoys me.
     
  5. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Yea, last week the fearmongers were trying to convince us that WIFI was the primary cause for something or other.

    Lets all take bets as to when someone tries to convinces us that H20 is evil and we should all stop consuming it.
     
  6. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Ha. :D Someone already does that... ;)

    http://www.dhmo.org/

    http://www.msu.edu/user/dynicrai/physics/H2O.htm
     
  7. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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    I doubt it could be a serious threat at home. Things get more complicated when your employer tells you to sit next to one that is in continuous use. The effects may start to arise after years of exposure.
    Then again it might be for nothing. At the place where I work there's a guy who's been inhaling poisonous acidic fumes for 15 years and he's still alive and well.
     
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    i know they don't like you inhaling toner, whenever you fill a toner cartridge you should wear a mask

    but it doesn't actually so how much toner is in the air in the office, just that it increase 5 fold during the day
    so it could be there is 1PPM normally and in office hours there are 5PPM

    It also doesn't say how dangerous they are, or what effect it might have - but laser printers have been around a long time, and in use in offices for a long time, and i don't know any complaints of the effects ....
     
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    this remonds me very much of a picture I saw on consumnerfreedom.org a while back:

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  11. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Kind of expected... I wonder what the increase in dust was at the same time...
     
  12. Ramble

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    I doubt it's all that much anyway. I'd bet it'd be harmless.
     
  13. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    :worried: After reading that, I'm fearful for my life. lol. I've been a graphic designer and screen printer for going on 20 years now; 12 professionally. I sit next to, currently, an HP Laserjet 5100, about 2 feet from me. Oh well.

    If anything were to kill me, it'd be the horrid noxious printing chemicals I use 5 days/week for the past dozen years. Now THERE'S a way to go! Death by Mineral-Spirits Ignition!
     
  14. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    What about the ozone that laser printers emit? Is that not more dangerous than toner?

    I also think that the pic in the article should actually be a laser printer rather than an inkjet, but that's just me being picky :p
     
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    Isn't it ironic that the picture they chose to use to illustrate this story is an Inkjet printer...
     
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    Some how doubt it. That is like microwaves, and they haven't killed anyone yet, well, I haven't heard anything.
     
  17. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Woot inkjet wins kinda
     
  18. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    id be more wurrued if laser printers (norm office laser printer that can do A4 and A3 size ones) in an confided space little or no air movement it must be bad for health the toner power it self is not somthing you should breath in toxic
     
  19. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    I'd still rather have a laser than my crappy inkjet, no matter how fast they get, they won't be anywhere near as good as a laser printer.
     
  20. bloodcar

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    It's a printer. :p
    It's a bit hard to find royalty free images of a laser printer (trust me, I looked for fricken ages) and I don't think my 1.3MP phone camera would do the job even though I had a laser printer beside of me.

    I'll do better next time, I promise.
     
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