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HP denies laser printers pose health risks


Ultrafine particles a problem?

We reported
earlier on a study done by Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia which reported that ultrafine particles emitted by laser printers in home and office printers can be hazardous to human health. 

The Queensland study measured laser printer emissions and Hewlett-Packard’s printers ranked first as the highest particle emitting laser printers.

Hewlett-Packard did not deny that its printers emit some fine particulate matter, but has issued a statement that there is no reason to believe that these emissions pose a significant health risk under occupational safety guidelines.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California agrees, and issued a statement that more research into the connection between laser printers and health risks is needed.

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Last modified on 05 August 2007
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