Radiation coming from the monitor of a computer, is this true?

@Abbyey (760)
Philippines
May 20, 2007 6:37am CST
I know this is an OLD rumor. But my mom still believe it. She saw me in front of my laptop for a good 4 hours besides the time i spend in my desktop when im at the office. She said that im too much exposed with computers that she worries about radiation. i told her this is no longer true. But she wont listen. Am i really right, that monitors nowadays have NO MORE RADIATION? or do they still have? Are they really unhealthy?
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6 responses
@lilaclady (28236)
• Australia
20 May 07
I was told there is radiation everywhere there is TV waves and even radiowavies as well as electricity, my sister has a has that has electricity towers down one side of the property this is on 5 acres and she can't sell her house even at a cheap price because most people are aware of the dangers.
@Sir_bobby88 (8242)
• Singapore
16 Jun 07
Well not only computers , but wireless routers and modem are also creating radiation without us seeing it yea
• India
22 May 07
yes its really true these rays harm us only in eyes, because there are too much pixels they harm our eyes directly so we use anti glare screens in our monitor screens. they protect us from these rays.
@dbfreak (115)
• Sweden
22 May 07
At the time IBM released their 386SX computers there was A LOT of radiation coming from the CRT monitors shipped with the computers. I experienced this myself, getting all red and warm in the face after sitting to long in front of the computer. CRT monitors may still have some radiation but i dont think its enough to get worried about it. But i do think LCD&TFT have even less radiation.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
20 May 07
Hello,abbyey,if you are using the LCD monitor, it should be fine as there will be no radiation from it.As you say you are using laptop,so you should have a LCD one. You do not need to worry anything about radiation but you have to concern about the long hours exposure to the laptop,it may not be healthy at all,therefor,it is important to take a rest when your eyes feel tired.
@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
20 May 07
I believe it too, the energy of the display can be harmfull. Most of us use protector screens or even have special glasses for computer work because of this.