Workers are being warned by Britain?s biggest union that using laptop computers can damage your health, causing physical as well as mental pain.
The public service union, Unison, carried out a survey on 500 careers advisors who regularly use laptops and found that three out of five complained of back or neck pains, headaches and eyestrain.
In addition to these ailments, about half the respondents feared being mugged for their laptops. VNU Newswire reported on 12 May that a survey by UK insurance company Corporate View identified a dramatic increase in the theft of notebooks.
Unison has issued guidelines to its members on the correct way to use a laptop to help reduce health risks. It has also sent the survey to the Health and Safety Executive requesting it to further investigate the risks associated with using portable computers.
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