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Look around you and count the number of electronic gadgets you own. Your cellphones/smart-phones, laptops, desktops, tablets, music players, televisions, hifi systems, personal wifi/mifi and many more (notice the use of plural words because that is becoming the reality). You probably did not realise you have that many. Do not worry, it is not just you. Everyone has way more gadgets than they need.

Each of the gadget emits some sort of radiation. So is this good for you? For many years, people were questioning if the radiation from mobile phones had any effect on humans. However, in the past 5 years, the discussions in mainstream media seem to have died down. So has the radiation simply went away? The answer is no. It is still around, and although each device might be emitting less radiation, we are now using more devices. Even though people have stopped talking about it, … Read More

Many computer users needlessly scare themselves about unwarranted fears that their monitors and computer hardware are slowly killing them. The truth, however, is that you will not contract cancer by being exposed to the radiation given off your computer monitor. Neither will you become infertile or suffer from any other debilitating or terminal disease.

Radiation is almost always associated with a negative connotation, but this thinking is based on low awareness. We are exposed to radiation everyday. By definition, radiation is any energy that travels from a source. Light, as well as heat and sound, are types of radiation. In fact, we get a generous serving of ultraviolet radiation every morning from the sun.

Our computer monitors and other electronic devices with screens, such as televisions and mobile phones, give off a certain type of radiation known as electromagnetic radiation (EMR). If you care to know, the fluorescent light bulb … Read More