News to no one who’s worked near a copy machine

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Office printers ‘are health risk’:

An investigation of a range of printer models showed that almost a third emit potentially dangerous levels of toner into the air.

At one magazine, my first office (the one reserved in turn for each new fish) was right next to the copier, with no window. The smell clung to my clothes and hair like smoke from a crowded bar. Of course, I did get to know everyone much faster that way…

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