Labs can make you ill

August 17, 2007

Regular use of lab pipettes is leaving scientists with repetitive strain injury, it emerged this week. Problems resulting from their use are among the most common work-related musculo-skeletal disorders at Cambridge University, ranking alongside computer use, the annual report of the university's health and safety executive reveals.

Work-related mental ill-health was another of the main reasons for referral to the university's occupational health service.

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