ebooks are bad for your health!


I’ve just read an interesting BBC News article from December 2014 – based on a study made by a team at Harvard Medical School which comments on how backlit e-readers can reduce sleep and thus affect your health. The blue-light emitted is the offending culprit and brings into question the use of digital reading tools as opposed to a traditional paper book. I guess the answer is not to read digitally before bedtime – but for a student who’s running late on handing an assignment in – this could be tricky! When we consider that backlit screens generally assist in reducing eye-strain – the point made in this article is an important one to juxtapose this with. I am currently reading the full text and will write back with further analysis.

Original BBC News article


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