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Is the PC mouse a health hazard?

9th December 2008

The prevalence of the computer mouse is causing increasing levels of repetitive strain injury (RSI) and is playing a part in the loss of £300 million a year to the UK economy.

The device is used to help users in their interaction with computers but has been associated with the risk of developing RSI. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said the number of new cases of the condition had increased to 115,000 in 2007 - rising by 29,000 from 2006.

 

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