For years, IT (Information Technology) services such as data entry, programming, and technical support have been outsourced from America to places with a large pool of low-cost technical talent, such as India, displacing millions of American workers in the process. Now it appears that we’ve outsourced more than just jobs.
According to an article at leading Indian website rediff.com (Computer-Related Ailments On Rise), “The excessive and intensive use of computers has led to occupation-related injuries such as computer-related injuries or otherwise known as repetitive strain injury and computer vision syndrome.”
“15 to 20 per cent of youth working in the IT sector” in India “suffer from CRI, owing to the repeated physical movements, which, thereby, damages the tendons and ligaments. In the case of IT professionals, CRI can be attributed to their spending long hours with computers in unnatural postures and also owing to lack of exercise and intake of junk foods.”
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