The dust found on many computer processors and monitors used today in schools and other locations contains chemicals linked to reproductive and neurological disorders, according to a new study by several environmental groups.

Researchers say the results are not alarming enough to justify panic--but add that schools, with high concentrations of young students and women of child-bearing age, should be aware of the problem and should require all future purchases of computers and other electronics to be toxin-free. They say this advice applies to all consumers.

The survey, released June

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