Is your copier a health risk?
July 6, 2012//Comments Off on Is your copier a health risk?
You may be putting your Chicago employees at risk
Have you heard of VOCs? If you answered no, then you probably don’t know that many copiers produce them. VOC is a term standing for volatile organic compounds and copiers often produce the VOC ozone. It’s good for the atmosphere, true, but it’s awfully hard on lungs. Here are some of the effects according to WebMD.
- Lung irritation and inflammation
- Coughing, wheezing, and pain when a deep breath is taken
- Permanent lung damage with repeated exposure
- Aggravation of asthma, higher chances of pneumonia and bronchitis, and decreased lung capacity
Now that you know the effects you probably want to see if you even have an ozone producing machine. You need to ask “How much does the corona wire on this copier cost?” if you find out that it’s included then your copier is an ozone producer. There are steps that you can take to keep your employees safe but this is a good place to start.