Could Screens’ Blue Light Make You Old Before Your Time?

Daily exposure to blue light from sources such as smartphones, computers and household fixtures could speed your aging, even if it doesn’t reach your eyes, research in animals suggests.

Blue wavelengths produced by light-emitting diodes (LEDs) may damage cells in your brain as well as your retinas, according to the Oregon State University researchers.

Their study of fruit flies found that the lives of those exposed to daily cycles of 12 hours in blue light and 12 hours in darkness were shorter than those of flies kept in total darkness or in light with blue wavelengths filtered out.

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