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12 Surprising Health Dangers in the Office

MSN Healthy Living paints your office as the death trap that it really is. Accidents top the list of dangers, including lifting, slipping, tripping, and falling. Another danger comes with open offices, where the increased emphasis on communication can inadvertently increase stress levels when privacy is lacking. Green offices by design can ironically make breathing more difficult for asthma sufferers, but 10 percent of all asthma is suffered at work in the first place.

Terror Around Every Corner

The office coffee pot is the perfect place to catch norovirus and die. Then there are the germy male coworkers themselves, who are 10 to 20 percent more bacteria-ridden than women. Studies suggest fitness balls actually are not so great for anything. UV emissions in CFL bulbs can cause skin damage (among other things). Computer screens can lead to dry eye, headaches, and blurred vision. You can potentially gain between 7 and 17 extra pounds each year from free office candy. Overheated rooms make you lethargic and weaken decision-making abilities. And if all that were not bad enough, you still have to watch out for bullies, because one in four workers feel bullied. For more details on the frightening reality of your office, read the original article here: http://healthyliving.msn.com/health-wellness/12-surprising-health-dangers-in-the-office

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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