Computers sour Danish office atmosphere

Scientists at the Technical university of Denmark (DTU) have found that new personal computers release over 100 different chemical compounds as gases, adversely affecting the health and performance of office workers, Berlingske Tidende (BT) newspaper reported today. Subjects worked less when new PCs were present and tended to experience more symptoms of bad health. Almost three times as many workers using newer computers complained about air quality in the office. Even after a year, the newer PCs were still making people uncomfortable. See BT article and DTU press release.

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