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UV rays from Phones?

There is a common misconception that phones emit ultraviolet (UV) rays that can harm the skin or eyes. The Sun emits UV Rays (Ultra violet rays) that can have impact on our skin and eyes. Prolonged exposure to UV radiation can pose a threat to humans especially eye health.

Smartphones screens uses the LCD or OLED technology and this does not produce UV rays. Even laptops and pads do not emit UV rays. Therefore there no worry about UV rays from devices. What you should worry about is the another type of light been emitted by phones-Blue Light.

When high amounts of blue light are emitted from computers and phones it leads to color changes, weakening of the skins surface and other inflammation. Use of sunscreen is important to protect your skin from the blue light- Yes even when you’re going to be indoors all day.

Blue Light and UV rays belong the visible light spectrum but with different wavelength. A blue light is more likely to cause harm to our eyes and skin than rays from the sun. Blue light causes eye strain and has a negative impact on sleep patterns.

Limiting screen time is important to mitigate the effect of Blue light in eyes. Taking breaks in between usage helps to reduce eye strain. Proper lighting in the surroundings when using screens is also advised to reduce glare and minimize eye strain. Activate the night mode feature on your device during evening hours to reduce blue light exposure which in turn will enable easy sleep.

Prolonged exposure to exposure to blue light especially without blue light -protective sunglasses, can pose risks to eye health.

While phones themselves do not emit harmful UV rays, it’s crucial to practice healthy screen habits to protect eye and skin health.