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Old 01-29-2003, 01:18 PM   #1
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Your computer could be killing you

Your computer could be killing you

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Sitting at a computer for long periods of time could kill you, according to a new study reported in the February 2003 edition of the European Respiratory Journal.

It says there is a risk of developing life-threatening blood clots from sitting for long periods at a computer, similar to a problem that has injured or killed some airline passengers on long flights.

The report centers on a case from New Zealand in which a young man who spent up to 18 hours a day sitting at his computer nearly died after developing a massive blood clot that formed in his leg veins, broke off and traveled to his lungs, a condition called pulmonary embolism.

This story just screams for one of those local teasers that they run, "Something in your house could be killing you, find out what today at 6 on News 9, you non-killing you news source."
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Old 12-15-2005, 08:51 PM   #2
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im with my computer eight hours a day... is it bad?
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:49 PM   #3
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I'm in pretty big trouble is sitting in front of the computer is really harmful. Most of the stuff I do is at a computer.
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Old 09-13-2007, 03:10 PM   #4
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18 hours a day?

I think anything you do, if you do it 18 hours a day would eventually kill you
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:29 AM   #5
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Just be sure to make oft and enough pauses to prevent healthy problems.
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:01 AM   #6
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Yes I believe this is very true. Thanks for the information.
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:55 PM   #7
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I had back aches with mine, every thirty minutes I stand up and stretch and walk around. The scoliosis is killing me,that includes my posture!
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Old 02-22-2008, 04:20 AM   #8
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Geez, and I spend 10 hours every day in front of my computer. :/ chris
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:37 PM   #9
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Have you seen that commercial? He jogs in front of his pc on a tread mill while typing, LOL
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:46 PM   #10
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we love our computers..
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Old 03-13-2008, 03:53 AM   #11
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I am not that Computer Geek but this is really serious matter.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:37 AM   #12
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well im on my pc for 12 hours a day...
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:52 AM   #13
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Thanks so much for sharing the post.



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Old 10-22-2009, 04:50 AM   #14
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It is very true. But my job is totally depend the net. I cant quit the job. But generally I dont sit on one place for long time.
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:35 AM   #15
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Illegal downloads are highly likely to be viruses, which can cause quite a bit of damage. I like to think of it as karma.
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:25 AM   #16
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Oh? really? i've spent 12 hours i think..hehe! gosh.. i didn't know that..hehe! thanks for the info..^_^
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:13 AM   #17
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I love what I do. Probably most of us would say that or we wouldnt be in this business. Im online maybe 16-18 hours a day and I love every minute of it. My family says Im hooked. My computer is like a drug. When I sign onto The Web Squeeze, a sense of well being and peace races through my veins. Its like being excited, but yet, being at peace at the same time. As I answer emails, work on podcasts, and handle the hundreds of details that pop up in the course of a day-I feel alive!
Downhill Spiral

Im not sure when things began to change for me. Over the course of months I found myself being sick more and more. Id have a bout of bronchitis, then just as I was beginning to feel a little better, Id come down with a stomach flu. I went to the doctor several times. I began to feel like the fictional character Monk. I carried hand sanitizer and wipes with me all the time. I know that made me look even more geeky-but at that point I didnt care. I was just tired of being sick all the time.
Matters went from bad to worse. Instead of thriving on excitement and eating stress for breakfast-I began to have trouble coping with even small issues. The thought of a looming deadline would send my heart racing. One day a friend who was working with me accidently erased one of my external hard drives. I actually had chest pains! I thought I was dying. I went back to my doctor, who began to suspect that perhaps I had some anxiety and depression issues. Ya think? Pills were offered and taken, but they seemed to make matters worse.
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Old 04-27-2015, 01:41 AM   #18
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now the days life can't be run without computers so we are used to of it can't do anything even if it is killing
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Old 09-29-2015, 11:58 PM   #19
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Yes. It is very trure. More than 6 to 8 hours work on computer it is harmful for health.
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:39 AM   #20
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Ya its true. I spend 9 hours every day in front of my computer in my office. No other option.

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