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Your copier might not be safe in Kansas City

There is a good chance that your copier is producing VOCs. If you’ve never heard the term “VOC” then you probably didn’t know that your copier was making them either. VOC is an acronym for volatile organic compounds, and copier normally make the VOC ozone the most. It’s good for the atmosphere, but as it turns out ozone is not good for lungs. Here is what Web MD says about the effects of ozone.

  • Lung irritation, and inflammation.
  • Coughing, wheezing, and pain when taking a deep breath.
  • Permanent lung damage with repeated exposure.
  • Asthma aggravation, higher chances of pneumonia, and bronchitis, and decreased lung capacity.

If you want to find out whether your copier is an ozone producing model then you need to ask “How much is the corona wire for this machine?” If you find that it’s included, then it’s making ozone. There are things you can do to keep your office safe, but it’s worth knowing that you may have an issue.

If you have more questions about health and copiers, or copier questions in general please call.