Hello All!\n\nI have been thinking about this quite a bit recently, and was wondering\nif my stereotypes are founded on truth or just stereotypical\nassumptions about programmers and health.\n\nIt's not uncommon to hear about a programmer spending a 18 - 24 hour\nstint sitting in front of a computer coding away. I remember hearing\nabout how harmful CRT monitors are with extended exposure, and was\nwondering if LCD monitors pose that same threat?\n\nAdditionally, it seems that many of my fellow programmers on the job\nhave somewhat unhealthy lifestyles. Little to no exercise, terrible\ndiets(extreme amounts of caffeine), lack of sleep, and the normal\nproblems with working at a computer too long (repetitive stress\ninjuries, obesity, eye fatigue, etc.)\n\nI was wondering if anybody knew of any actual evidence-\-be it studies,\nstatistics, or other-\-that corroborate my stereotypes or completely\nblow them away with evidence that we lead much healthier lives than we\nare often stereotyped to have?\n\nI also heard that computer desktops emit dangerous materials in the air\njust by running. It makes sense, since computers get hot, there's a\nchance that silicon, metals, plastics, etc., get released into the air\nmaking it somewhat less healthy.\n\nDo we have an unhealthy occupation? Or am I being a bit too paranoid\nand cynical?