I Am Pregnant, Is My Computer Giving Off Dangerous Radiation That I Shouldn't Be Exposed To?


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Julii Brainard answered
Probably not.

The actual exposure depends on what kind of computer monitor you have, how close you sit, how old, what angle you sit at it, if there's anything (like a desk) between you and the screen, and how many hours a day you're sat there. Can't be more specific without all those details.

However, if you have a flat screen monitor (such as LCD), you're excused, nothing to worry about.

If you have an old fashioned cathode ray tube (CRT) computer monitor (or TV), then listen up. The CRT gives off very small amounts of X-rays. To put it into context, you'd have to sit very close to the screen (less than 3 feet away) for 10 hours a day, 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year, to get exposed to about the same X-rays as from two dental X-rays, or from 10 hours of flying.

The risk is higher, though, if you are exposed to the back of somebody's nearby CRT (such as your officemate's computer). Much more Xrays come out the back than the front, and worth moving your desk to avoid.
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Anonymous answered
I'm 7 months old pregnant, and I'm using my laptop every day more than 8 hours a day. My laptop was on the desk at the level of my breast. Does it affects my baby?pls answer my question. Thank you so much. GOD BLESS

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