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I WAS TOLD THE RAYS FROM THE COMPUTER SCREEN ALSO AFFECT RED MARKS..TRUE?

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my SKIN specialist told me today that if you sit in front of a computer all day, however many hours you should always wear sunblock..because the rays from a screen are also harmful...

any truth in this?

AND she said wear spf 60 if abroad, in a hotter climate..

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I seriously hope not, as my work revolves around a computer. To be honest, when I go on holiday and finally get some time away from the computer, I do actually notice my skin looking "brighter".

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I've never heard of that. What type rays are the monitors emitting? X-rays? Gamma rays? Ask her to explain, just saying "rays" is vague.

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my SKIN specialist told me today that if you sit in front of a computer all day, however many hours you should always wear sunblock..because the rays from a screen are also harmful...

any truth in this?

AND she said wear spf 60 if abroad, in a hotter climate..

WTF?

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she said ultra violet rays or something.she was talking while i was getting a facial done and there was sfot music in the background. so she just generaly asked me do i go infront of the pc alot...and i said well i do go on daily..so she advised me to wear spf all day even if im not going outside.....bascially best bet is to wear sunblock all the time...minimum 15 to 30..

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From what I've read online, CRT monitors do give off a very small amount of ultraviolet light, but not enough that you should be worried (unless you're particularly photosensitive). LCD monitors, on the other hand, don't seem to give of any measurable amount of ultraviolet light.

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crt screens are those big ones that went out of date right?

I'm sorry,but your derm sounds like she doesn't know what she's talking about.

It just seems so unlikely...

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crt screens are those big ones that went out of date right?

I'm sorry,but your derm sounds like she doesn't know what she's talking about.

It just seems so unlikely...

Lol, kinda, yeah. They're the monitors with the big "butts". I mean, they're still good for some stuff, but LCD screens are pretty much the standard now.

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From what I've read online, CRT monitors do give off a very small amount of ultraviolet light, but not enough that you should be worried (unless you're particularly photosensitive). LCD monitors, on the other hand, don't seem to give of any measurable amount of ultraviolet light.

Thank goodness! The original post here scarred me...I never wear SPF. Im never in the sun for long durations. The most I stay in the sun is ten minutes

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I agree that even if the monitors do release UV-rays or any other kinds of rays, it isn't in a significant amount to cause anything. If you are worried, you could buy a monitor screen cover to be placed infront of the screen. It is a transparent thingy.

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