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backtoblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 12:18 PM
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computers causing injuries in the home
Computers Causing Injuries in the Home

TUESDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Computers are everywhere in the home these days -- the office, the kid's room, maybe even on the kitchen table.

And that, according to new research, has led to more people showing up in emergency rooms with computer-related injuries.

That increase has not been slight: From 1994 to 2006, injuries caused by people tripping over computer wires or getting hit by falling equipment rose from about 1,300 a year to 9,300 a year, an increase of 732 percent nationwide.

Children under the age of 5 had the highest injury rate. The leading cause of injury for small children, and for adults over 60, was tripping or falling over computer equipment.

But while most injuries were to the extremities such as the arms or legs, young children were five times more likely than other age groups to sustain a head injury.

damned puters anyways!!!!!!
:argh:
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 12:40 PM
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1. I dropped a 70 lb monitor on my foot once.
The monitor survived - my foot, not so well.

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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 04:32 PM
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2. I would think that the switch to LCD monitors would reduce the risk of head injuries in children
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EvolveOrConvolve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 06:11 PM
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3. I have a chafed penis because of mine...
TMI?
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 06:17 PM
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4. Giggity
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EvolveOrConvolve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 06:21 PM
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6. Lois is that you?
If so, there's something I need to show you.

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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 06:19 PM
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5. Mine chased after me and told me to install service pack 2...
fuck vista...

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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 06:29 PM
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7. .
:yoiks: :argh:
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