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Health Tips for Computer Users

SMITH-STONER, MARILYN PHD, RN

technology today

Computers have changed everything about our world. Any change of this magnitude brings new challenges and new concerns for the long-term effects of exposure to the product. Computers especially pose specific risks to home care workers. This article reviews health and safety practices related to desktop and hand-held computers.

Marilyn Smith-Stoner, PhD, RN, is a Distance Education Specialist, California State University, Fullerton, CA and a Per Diem Hospice Nurse.

Address for correspondence: Marilyn Smith-Stoner, 447 Sherie Court, Beaumont, CA 92223-1543; e-mail: mssrn@earthlink.net.

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