Printers ‘are Health Risk’

1 08 2007

According to Australian scientists laser printers can damage the lungs as much the same way as smoke particles from Cigarettes. BBC

When the laser printer in our office caused recurring paper jams someone commented: ‘technology is worst evil to come around since torture’. Although not entirely true, but they do have a point. When do people ever question technology? Scientists who invent technology do often tell us that mobile phones have the potential to cook off our brain cells and the use of hands free won’t exactly provide the required nourishment. And now printers are a health risk.

I wonder if we would see a public ban on laser printers anytime soon!

And do people think about these warnings when using mobile phones or printers?

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13 responses

1 08 2007
Bubbles

I’m a conspiracy theorist and several thoughts are flying through my head right now.

1 08 2007
Hasmita

the killer pollution has just become inescapable. Gone are the days we could shut the windows and breathe safely inside the homes. At least we thought we could. I have had the cancer machine right here in my bedroom all along.

1 08 2007
Ruks

Its time to throw away the disfunctional laser priner sitting in my room for the last 3 months. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

2 08 2007
Tia

Stop panicking ladies! :p

Bubbles, I like conspiracy theories, wanna share some? ๐Ÿ™‚

2 08 2007
Shahrzad

For years, women sited under hair dryers to have beautiful hair. But now few people use it for it was cause of too many brain cancer among women. Strange!

2 08 2007
Hasmita

hairdyers are also accused of causing hair loss!

these days every other thing has the potential to cause cancer ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

3 08 2007
confusedaboutlife

Hisir dryers cuase brain cancer ? wow thats BIG I didnt realize how these things can effect us technology seems so minor ..now they are even messing with our food interms of gm products .

3 08 2007
Sumera

Nope, people only think about the bad effects of tech when they experience it themselves. Its like telling a smoker that smoking’s bad for them. Like they care about your health lecture! :p

Good thing I stopped using hairdryers years ago ๐Ÿ˜‰

3 08 2007
Bubbles

Theory #1 – The US is trying to wriggle out of being the No1 pollutant of the world by claiming, ‘Hey, lets not judge countries by how much carbon emmision they release into the atmosphere but by how many laser printers they own’ Pretty soon we’ll hear statistics of the number of people dying from printer induced lung cancer and how the north/south winds carry it around the world.

Theory #2 – There’s a company out there working on a prototype of printer that is functionally different from laser printers. They have to cushion people towards acceptance of their product hence the marketing tactic; pay BBC a bunch of money to anounce the results of a bogus experiment aided by bogus scientists with nothing better to do than sniff out nano particcles, to discredit laser scanners.

Theory #3 – Everyone is afraid of cancer and the terrorists have been inactive lately, let’s cook up something to scare ’em. Keep ’em on their toes!

Theory #4 – China copied the technology from the West. China is the number one exporter of printers. Let’s crucify China!

And the list goes on and on…. If we listen to people like this we’ll do nothing and go no where because the last time I checked, bread caused cancer, even the soap I bath with causes cancer. Sheesh!

6 08 2007
Tia

good thinking Bubbles ๐Ÿ™‚

7 08 2007
Hekmaa

Well mobile phones and laser printers do have restriction to some extent. For example on laser printers in clearly says how far they should be from confined spaces etc. They may sight heating reasons so people dont panic and the old granny that has cancer doesnt launch a law suit. But the reality is all technologies come with a trade off. I mean look at mobile phones, have you seen those little blinkers that one can stick on them, so when the phone rings they blink like police alarms. Well if in-coming radiation can light a diode, i wonder what it does to our sensitive brain cells?

I knew something wasnt right after i got that mobile phone….

8 08 2007
Hasmita

bubbles hope you dont mind me spreading these theories among work colleagues.

a real conspiracy theorist you are. thumbs up

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