Could computer mice be dangerous to health Watch

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hello

Is there any possibility that computer mice, both optical/lazer could be dangerous to our health?

Ie cause cancer in the hand?

or maybe the lazer/optical sensor could be bad for eyesight?

I know some mice use infra red light, I wonder would that be dangerous

is there any chance that they could emit some kind of harmful radiation?

Has anyone got any thoughts?
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is there any chance that they could emit some kind of harmful radiation?
this one time i developed some goggles made out of the innards of two old Steelseries Kinzu v2 mice
after a prolonged period of wearing them i took them off to find that the radiation emitted from them had given me the power to see through thin air
i'm basically a superhero now
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hello

Is there any possibility that computer mice, both optical/lazer could be dangerous to our health?

Ie cause cancer in the hand?

or maybe the lazer/optical sensor could be bad for eyesight?

I know some mice use infra red light, I wonder would that be dangerous

is there any chance that they could emit some kind of harmful radiation?

Has anyone got any thoughts?
Yes. It's been widely known that the usage of a computer mice directly links to palm cancer.

I hope you stay healthy, OP.
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hello

Is there any possibility that computer mice, both optical/lazer could be dangerous to our health?

Ie cause cancer in the hand?

or maybe the lazer/optical sensor could be bad for eyesight?

I know some mice use infra red light, I wonder would that be dangerous

is there any chance that they could emit some kind of harmful radiation?

Has anyone got any thoughts?
I highly doubt it. The light used by the optical sensor is mostly pointed at your desk, and so there's not much chance of it harming your eyes even if it could do that. Infrared light is also given off by any radiator or heat source and is completely harmless.

I don't see how it could cause cancer of the hand, because there's no obvious way that it could influence the DNA in the cells that make up your hand. There are regulations that prohibit the use of carcinogens in common household objects such as mice. The one way I can see a computer mouse upping your risk of cancer is by promoting a sedentary lifestyle, which has been shown to be associated with higher risks of various diseases, including cancer. Hence my advice is to go outside and run around.
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yes: they can give you RSI
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Not cancer, but it can give you aids.
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I highly doubt it. The light used by the optical sensor is mostly pointed at your desk, and so there's not much chance of it harming your eyes even if it could do that. Infrared light is also given off by any radiator or heat source and is completely harmless.

I don't see how it could cause cancer of the hand, because there's no obvious way that it could influence the DNA in the cells that make up your hand. There are regulations that prohibit the use of carcinogens in common household objects such as mice. The one way I can see a computer mouse upping your risk of cancer is by promoting a sedentary lifestyle, which has been shown to be associated with higher risks of various diseases, including cancer. Hence my advice is to go outside and run around.
Go outside, you say?
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It is common knowledge that they cause trackball cancer.
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Go outside, you say?
Well played.
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