Using your favorite gadget such as smarphone, tablet or laptop for chatting with your friends, or checking your favorite recipe online is completely understandable as long as it doesn’t turn into addiction.
The science proves that excessive use of cell-phones can significantly affect human health. Too much exposure to blue light coming from your phone can damage light-sensitive cells in the retina, experts confirm.
According to scientists, there is strong correlation between smartphones and the following health problems/diseases:
1. Cancer risk
The blue light can have a negative effect to your good night’s sleep, and increases your risk of developing cancer, especially breast and prostate cancer. The blue light suppresses production of hormone melatonin, which is your body’s natural weapon against cancer.
We have already mention, the blue light affects melatonin levels. You need this hormone to enjoy a normal sleeping cycle. Melatonin disruption causes irregular sleeping pattern leading to the following issues:
- Premature aging
- Slow responding
- Cardiovascular problems
- Memory issues
3. Vision problems
The blue light damages your retina, and causes macular degeneration and cataracts.
Scientists claim that some 35-year-old patients have the same problems as elderly due to their long-term use of smartphones. However, further studies are required this claim to be confirmed, scientists agree.