computer related health problems

@aquajoy (114)
India
December 13, 2006 3:44am CST
i am a new user to this wonderful electronic device called COMPUTER. But recently heard that computers also can cause health problems, can anybody tell me what they are and can you also suggest remedies.
1 response
@Signal20 (2282)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I've only heard of 2 health problems. One was radiation from the screen, but I think they've ruled that out as a problem so wouldn't worry about that. The other, and I'm having this problem, is with your hands/wrist-carpal tunnel syndrome. I've noticed my hand and fingers that I use for the mouse(my right hand) is starting to get pins and needles feelings and go numb. I know there's special mouse pads you can buy that will elevate your wrists to help avoid that problem. Also people that type a lot have that problem as well. They make a special pad to put under your wrists when you type. I think the problem with that, is when you type or use the mouse, you rest your wrist on the desk, and it does something to that nerve or ligament(carpal tunnel).