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"When an MSDS declares a high proportion (more than 25%) of 'proprietary organic solvent,' ask for more details," says Martin. He says some manufacturers use this term (as the law allows them to do) when it is believed the ink's components represent no appreciable risk. But Martin urges printer buyers to, "Check out the type of solvents used yourself. A quick Web search for the chemical name or CAS number will reveal a mine of information." Martin says he has personally suffered from some of the nausea headaches and dizziness that can occur when one becomes sensitized to the presence of solvents such as cycloh

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