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Dyeline machines can seriously damage your health, according to a court case decided last week. A draughtsman employed by the Duke of Northumberland won £100,000 in compensation for being exposed to excessive quantities of ammonia while working in the print room at Alnwick Castle. Now Alan Renton is so sensitive that he cannot bear women's perfume, household polishes, paint and many other substances, which set off flu-like symptoms. You have been warned.

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