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Questions relating to human health issues caused by computer use

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Should I be worried about potential health hazards from taking my old laptop apart?

I have an old laptop at my disposal that has a malfunctioning HDD in it. I already asked a question about the hard drive; now I have another question! I would like to take the rest of the computer ...
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1answer
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How much exposure to Wi-Fi radiation is safe for my health? [duplicate]

I would like to be able to determine whether how much exposure to Wi-Fi radiation is safe for my health. I can see GSM phones are considered "probably safe", until confirmed otherwise, but that's ...
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16answers
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Paranoid Parent: “WiFi safe for baby?” [closed]

I am most likely being an overprotective parent but since the birth of our newborn, my wife and I have been wondering about credible studies dealing with Wi-Fi and health concerns. I love my Wi-Fi, ...
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5answers
12k views

How much radiation do computers emit?

How much radiation do computers (PCs, laptops, etc.) emit? What precautions can users take to prevent/reduce the effects of this radiation?
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Laser printer without harmful emissions?

Laser printers, generally speaking, have a higher print quality and lower operating costs than inkjet printers. I've hesitated to replace the inkjet in my office because I'm concerned about harmful ...
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3answers
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Should I use a rollermouse? [closed]

I have been using computers for many years now and i'm starting to feel some pain, especially in my arm and shoulder. I'm using my mouse for approximately 4 hours a day, sometimes more. I do think ...
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1answer
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Will Looking at the monitor for a long time affect eye sight

I sit at the computer for more than 20 hours per day. when I work on my computer for longer hours I get tears in my eyes also headache and dizziness. I was just wondering if it will affect my eye ...
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1answer
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Are varifocal glasses a good option for pc use? [closed]

I am thinking of getting varifocal glasses however I have heard that they may not be suitable for long term pc use. Does anyone have any experience of this?
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9answers
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What kind of eye wear can I use to protect my eyes from being irritated from staring at a screen all day? [closed]

Many of us stare at computer screens all day. Lately, my eyes have been irritated from prolonged staring at my computer screens. Does anyone use or know of any eye wear technology that helps with ...
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4answers
27k views

How far from the computer screen is it recommended to sit?

I would like to know if there is any recommendations about how far from the computer screen it is good (healthy) to sit when I work in front of the computer long days. In an ergonomic perspective.
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2answers
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Wacom tablet or Evoluvent Vertical Mouse

Having tried a number of mice that didn't help with wrist pain, I am contemplating buying a Wacom tablet or Evoluvent Vertical Mouse. I have heard great things about both of them. What do you ...
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3answers
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Aluminum Unibody MacBook Pro - Possible Aluminum Toxicity Source?

I have this MacBook Pro that I recently bought, I love the fact that it is glass and metal almost more than I like the OS but something recently occurred to me. Is it possible that in my years of ...
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4answers
27k views

What are healthy color settings for a terminal window? [closed]

What are good colors to use for a terminal window (text and background) to minimize eye strain/damage? I feel like someone, maybe a design or medical professional, must have done research on this ...
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18answers
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What do you do about wrist pain? [closed]

I use the computer for many more hours per day than any human should, and consequentially I have wrist pain. It hurts to hold the mouse in my hand. Typing is fine, and I've learned how to stop using ...
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6answers
950 views

What health and ergonomic factors should an all-day computer user take into account?

Many computer users don't think much about the detrimental (and beneficial?) effects of using a computer for 7+ hours per day. What should be considered when creating and sustaining a good working ...