effect on computer radiation

@gaea23 (252)
Philippines
October 15, 2011 12:55am CST
I am an employee assigned in an Accounting Office, i have questions in mind regarding computer, i am in front of the computer for about 9hours in 6 days a week. Who among here does have the idea of how it will affect my health on this radiation from computer, my monitor doesn't have screen protector, but i manage to set it far from me for about 18 inches away, i hope i can advice from all friendly people here in myLot on what should be the right thing to protect me from harm, i am looking forward for your advices.
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@RamRes (1725)
• Argentina
23 Oct 11
Computers don't have any radioactive materials at all in first place, so they don't emit any kind of radiation, other than the ordinary electromagnetic waves produced by any electric device. What you're speaking about is the light from the screen. It's true that long expositions may cause some problems, like eye straining and headaches in the long term, particularly if you're using a CRT instead of an LCD. Try to keep away from the display, don't put your eyes closer than needed and take a rest every once in a while (15 minutes per hour is the normal thing to do). Also take care of your position. A bad place to seat for long periods may cause harm in your column too.
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@yogohard (79)
• Italy
15 Oct 11
I think that by law you have right to a break of 15 minutes every hour. Is very important to take a break every hour to avoid damaging your eyes.
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@magic700 (100)
• Canada
15 Oct 11
What type of monitor do you have? If it's CRT (the older, big chunky ones) than you might have a bit of reason to be worried about your health, though you still should be fine. Any of the newer monitors (any flat screen, LCD, LED or anything like that) shouldn't harm you at all. The CRT monitors aren't even that big of a deal, and they give off much more radiation than newer monitors.
@phillyguy (3008)
• Philippines
15 Oct 11
Yeah magic700 is right newer models of monitor don't release that much of radiation and if your still using the old ones just use antiUV glasses
@gaea23 (252)
• Philippines
15 Oct 11
yes, this is the older one, you called "big chunky".. well, i just have to take that advice, i can't ask this company to buy me a new one unless this one im using will be trash, thanks for that advice...
11 Nov 11
There is a screen you can buy to put on your monitor to cut out radiation. I compnay i previouly worked for bought them for all their computers. This was several years ago but I think they would still make them
• Philippines
15 Oct 11
Hey thank you for the post.. I am also in front close of my computer or laptop for now because my keybord was broke it i do not know not working all letters.I bought this key board so i can stay away with and not close but it broke it.. I think being close and to much in computer will affect our health..Our eyes,and hands joints will weak later and also have headache.. Even now i experince sometimes eye ache ,joints in my hand ..Was sick last week i think high fever so..but now okay..Jeep on doing posting ,and comments..Just be careful on computer, i have also eye care on laptop but i do not know it this work well..
@gaea23 (252)
• Philippines
15 Oct 11
thanks for what you have shared... am really thinking of what remedy as long as this monitor still working, this will not be replace with a flat one.
@fantabulus (4005)
• India
22 Aug 12
I read about it and heard also Computer specially laptop radiations more effected to our body. Dr. says the laptop will not put on your leg and not work in it. Properly put on table with little bit distance and work on it.
• China
1 Nov 11
It is harmful to stare at the computer for long time.The screen protector is prety necessary. Someone told me that it is good to put a pot of flowever such as cactus.after you use the computer about for an our you could go out door and took some diatant point for a while.the quality of computer also is a factor that you should pay attention to.
@vexxus (708)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
well in term of computer radiation. your eyes will take all the damages, cause staring at the monitor for a long time can cause you unhealthy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_vision_syndrome not a promoting link) you can refer to this link this is a best example of sickness you can acquire on using computer of r long period of time. i hope you can prevent acquiring this. thanks
@pitch32 (78)
22 Oct 11
There are a few issues with computer radiation or any radiation. Firstly Human beings have never been exposed to so much radiation in the history of our race (by this I mean routine radiation - from electronic devices not nuclear radiation). So really we don't know exactly the effects of radiation on society broadly. The second thing is that you can never say categorically that any health effects or cancer for instance that you suffer from in the future is connected directly with your radiation throughout your life. Radiation (any source of radiation) may cause changes. These are (as far as we are concerned) chance effects. You may end up with cancer or may not. However, in my opinion, if you spend 54 hours a week in front of your computer maybe you should try and spend the rest of your time away from it! Hope this helps.
@eljayo (1107)
• Philippines
18 Oct 11
Hi! Radiation is really harmful to our health. When it comes to computer you may put a screen protector in your monitor or avoid spending too much time in front of it.Radiation is everywhere.Even the sun's ray is very harmful nowadays. Consult a doctor if you really want to know more on how to protect yourself from it.
• China
15 Oct 11
Don't worry. I am facing the same situaiton. Buy a green plant. That may help.