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2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report


Emissions from printers in the workplace are subject to the occupational exposure limits of individual countries for specific chemicals. Lexmark printers are tested throughout their development for emission of styrene, benzene, ozone, total and individual volatile organic compounds, total and ultrafine particulate.

All laser printers emit small amounts of volatile organic compounds due to the heating of plastic parts and produce small amounts of dust (mostly paper fragments) as a result of moving paper through the printer.

Current Lexmark laser printers do not generate more than trace amounts of ozone. The printing technology that resulted in significant ozone generation is no longer used.

All Lexmark printer families are tested for emissions following the protocols of the internationally recognized German Blue Angel environmental certification. Results are compared to the Blue Angel limits and summary reports are available to customers upon request.