Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have discovered an unexpected health hazard for those working from a remote location.
The authors of the study found that those who work at home in the coronavirus pandemic may have sore throats. This happens because employees have to raise their voices to be heard during online conferences.
This problem was reported by 516 of the 1575 participants in the study. At the same time, 86 percent of them stressed that they did not have such problems before restrictive measures were introduced.
In October, employees of Silicon Valley companies complained remotely. The majority (68 percent) said they felt more exhausted than when working in an office before the coronavirus pandemic. Most of these respondents were from Facebook, 81 percent, and Google, 79 percent. Among the problems that appeared at remote locations, the survey participants mentioned the difficulty to find a balance between work and personal life and fatigue from video chatting. In addition, many noted that they work longer at the remote location.