London, May 4 (ANI): With increasing dependence on technology, over 500,000 Brit workers suffer from Repetitive Surf Injury (RIS)- caused by excessive surfing of Internet on computers and mobiles.
RIS is used to describe the health problems of Britons suffering agonising muscle damage caused by the hours they spend hunched over keyboards, balancing laptops on their knees or continually texting on mobile phones and palmtops.
Over five million working days a year are lost to business by staff who injure themselves while surfing the internet.
Internet giant Yahoo revealed that more than eight million Britons access the Internet on the move.
A large number of such users are usually finishing off last-minute work tasks on the way home or surfing social networking sites.
"RSI-type conditions have been estimated to cost industry of up to £20billion a year," the Daily Express quoted Iain Thompson, general manager of Yahoo Finance Europe, as saying.
He added: "Location is no longer a barrier when it comes to logging on but it does mean we are laying ourselves bare to potential RSI problems," he added. (ANI)