Your Health the Week of July 6th

written by Nancy Hepp, MS Research and Communications Specialist

This post was updated to correct and clarify misleading statements on July 16th.

Electronics, Electrical Fields, and Radiation

screensTelevisions are still dominant, but computers, mobile phones, tablets and other electronic devices are capturing more and more of children’s attention and waking hours. In Screen addiction is taking a toll on children, the New York Times investigates the consequences of so much screen time, including neglect of schoolwork, stunted social development, overweight, impairment in focus, sleep deprivation and aches from poor posture and overuse of some muscles. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents limit the amount of total entertainment screen time to somewhere between less than one and two hours per day for children age two and older, with no use for children under two years old.

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