New Research Claims That Phones and Laptops Could Make Us Age Faster

New Research Claims That Phones and Laptops Could Make Us Age Faster

A few decades ago, it sounded just like a caprice to own a Personal Computer (PC). But nowadays, it seems impossible to imagine our lives without them. And yes, we include smartphones in this category as well!

There are plenty of phones out there with more hardware power than laptops. Some say that it’s unnecessary for a phone to have too much RAM or storage space. But regardless of what the truth may be, a new study could surely cause some concerns about the usage of computers, whether we’re talking about the big screens or the smaller ones.

The blue light from laptops and phones might make us age faster

A new study published in Frontiers in Aging blames blue light emitted by gadgets as a cause of faster aging. However, it’s available only in the case of those who spend too much time staring at those displays. But come to think of it, pretty much everybody nowadays is in love with their phones or laptops. Or both.

The study involved an experiment on fruit flies, meaning that the results are still not very convincing. Dr. Jadwiga Giebultowicz, the senior author of the study, explained as Times Now quotes:

Excessive exposure to blue light from everyday devices, such as TVs, laptops, and phones, may have detrimental effects on a wide range of cells in our body, from skin and fat cells to sensory neurons,
We are the first to show that the levels of specific metabolites – chemicals that are essential for cells to function correctly – are altered in fruit flies exposed to blue light.

In the end, throwing our devices out the window is definitely no solution. But leaving them aside from time to time to interact in a normal way with one another can surely be to the benefit of everyone.

Either way, further research on the subject is still needed.

Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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