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Document ID (ISN)56020
CIS number 91-998
ISBN(s) 91-7045-074-9
Year 1990
Convention or series no. Arbete och hälsa 1990:23
Author(s) Olander L.
Title Laser printers and air contaminants - A review
Original title Laserskrivare och luftföroreningar - En översikt [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetsmiljöinstitutet, Förlagstjänst, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1990. 49p. Illus. 66 ref.
Abstract Laser printers generate ozone and other contaminants; they also emit heat capable of affecting the temperature in a room. The amount of ozone generated varies with printer size and frequency of use. Concentrations around the TLV could arise when a printer is heavily used in a room with inadequate ventilation. Corona discharges, toner particles, vapours from toner particles and dust from paper are other sources of air contaminants. Health risks could develop in a room with poor ventilation. A large printer might even pose a health hazard in rooms with good ventilation. A laser printer subjected to heavy use should be placed in a separate room and preferably be equipped with a local exhaust.
Descriptors (primary) data processing equipment; atmospheric pollution; office equipment
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; aromatic hydrocarbons; exhaust ventilation; respirable dust; ozone
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Air pollution
Office work
Environmental pollution