LCD Vs. CRT - Health Wise

novon

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Which one is healther to stand in front of? Do modern CRTs have radiation risks?


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techfuzz

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CRT monitors today has a generally accepted rule that you should not put yourself within 18 inches of it. At distances greater than 18 inches you are ok as the radiation has no effect beyond that range.

I don't know what the radiation levels of LCD monitors are (if any) so I cannot compare, but I hope this helps.

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Mark R

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LCDs don't flicker so you get less eye strain, they are also easier to position ergonomically on a desk, leading to less posture related problems.

No ionising radiation is emitted from any monitor made within the last 10 years.

Look at the front of a CRT - see how thick it is. Pick up a CRT - feel how heavy it is. Nearly 1/3 the weight of a CRT monitor is lead, mixed with the glass to shield the user from the X-radiation generated inside the tube.

Has the monitor got a TCO approval? If it has, at the time of approval was conceived, the electromagnetic emissions would have been undetectable.