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Influences of electronic devices

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This weeks’ blog post is about the brightness and radiation emitted by devices most of us use daily, such as (baby) phones, tablets, laptops and routers. The first three articles are about the light emitted by phones, tablets and laptops: how this light suppresses the secretion of melatonin (the hormone helping us fall asleep at night) and how to avoid thisArticle 1Article 2Article 3.

The fourth article is about the potential damaging effects of radiation emitted by the devices and how to avoid these. Article 4.

In both cases, just one simple adjustment will have major effects! Until manufacturers develop more “circadian-friendly” electronic devices that increase or decrease light exposure based on time of day, make sure you dim the brightness of the devices after 5 p.m. (source: sciencedaily.com).

What is also worth considering, is putting the device on ‘airplane mode’ as often as possible and looking into cell phone and tablet cases, developed by scientists, ensuring to reduce radiation exposure by up to 95 percent below the FCC limit (source: rodalenews.com).