If you have a home office or sit near a laser printer at work, consider moving it far away from you. When a laser printer prints out documents, it works by passing paper over hot printer rolls, which have chemicals. As the warm printouts come out of the printer, tiny particles called volatile organic compounds are also emitted into the air. These ultrafine particles contribute to an unhealthy air environment and can be potentially harmful because they can be breathed deep into your lungs. To prevent this, keep laser printers away from you and in a well-ventilated space. And avoid standing over the printer when using it; wait for it to finish printing before retrieving your documents.
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