Health Issues

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Lighting and ventilation

It is important to ensure that there is adequate lighting, but does not cause a glare on the screen. Another important consideration is whether there is enough air circulation in the room as computers generate a lot of heat and if a room is not adequately ventilated it can become stuffy and cause fatigue. It is also not good for the equipment so most companies make use of air conditioning.

Other health problems associated with using a computer as discussed in the previous section are listed below:

  • repetitive strain injury
  • eye strain caused by the glare on the screen
  • back problems due to poor seating or bad posture