5 Ways Technology Threatens Your Health

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5 Ways Technology Threatens Your Health

Being connected 24/7 can strain your eyes, screw up your sleep, and may even cause cancer. Here, how to do a digital detox without dropping off the grid.

Dry eyes after a long day in the office? Experts say viewing a computer screen (or any digital device) for extended periods of time can cause “computer eye syndrome.” Symptoms include eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, itching, burning, and dry eyes. Research has shown that people tend to blink less when reading digital devices (compared to books or magazines), and that reading smaller fonts on smartphones and other portable devices, as well as glare from their screens, can increase eyestrain.

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