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Particulate emissions from office printers quantified

August 02, 2007

Source: Environmental Science & Technology Journal

A study by the Queensland University of Technology measured particulate emissions from office printers and found that 27 percent of the sample printers emitted high levels of particulates.

The study, in the current edition of the American Chemical Society's Environmental Science & Technology Journal, found that emissions are printer-type specific and are also affected by toner coverage and cartridge age.

Exposure to high-emitting printers can be similar to exposure to second hand smoke, the study found. 

Click here for a summary of the findings.

Click here for an abstract of the study.

And visit RPN's Responsible Purchasing Guide for Office Electronics for ways to reduce indoor air pollution from imaging equipment.


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