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    Advanced Member neo960's Avatar
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    Using Laser Printers in apartment/residence will lead to health problems?

    I plan to buy a Laser printer for my apartment. I read somewhere that laser printers are liable to emit ozone gas which is poisonous if the filter is not maintained properly. I also heard that the toner dust can lead to health problems too. Is this true? Is it too risky using laser printers when you have small kids?

    I hate inkjet printers because the ink is too expensive compared to the toner for laser printers, and you can print many more pages with a toner cartridge than with a inkjet cartridge. I print only B&W pages anyway.

    Any advice from anyone here?

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    Geez...I'm more concerned with being STABBED in my apartment than I am being overcome by laser printer cast-off. I wouldn't worry AT ALL.

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    Originally posted by TonyT
    lots of info here
    Hi Tony,
    Thanks for the links. I had seen those already, but I also want to know the personal experiences of the fellow members here.

    Hi Burke,
    I am concerned more for my 5 year old kid than for myself.

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    The media have repeatedly reported on the health risk of toner dust. Potential risk only exists if toner dust is actually released into the air. Toner dustójust like fine dust-- should not be inhaled, as it could possibly damage health
    I think this sums it up.

    I've refilled my own before, without a problem. My laser printer is sitting two feet behind me.
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    Thanks zooner.

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    When I fall over dead from Toner poisioning I'll be sure to let you know.
    Respect it.

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    Originally posted by ScottE
    When I fall over dead from Toner poisioning I'll be sure to let you know.
    Good. Just make a last wish to your next of kin to inform me when it happens. I will appreciate that.

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