Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Second-hand Toner?

No, we're not talking about refilled cartridges this time. Seems an Australian study, as reported in today's USA Today and elsewhere, reports particulate emissions from some laser printers that could represent health risks for office workers. The study has yet to be issued in its entirety, but apparently identifies 17 offending models, out of 62 tested. Could this represent one more blow to today's dominant position of laser printers in the office?

3 comments:

max said...

Unlikely.

I saw the heading and thought they found a way to scrub the toner off pages for reuse :-)))

Jim Lyons said...

HP has responded (as of 8/3)

http://h20325.www2.hp.com/blogs/laserjet/archive/2007/08/03/4081.html

Jim Lyons said...

Time magazine online has a good recap

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1650602,00.html