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Health watchdog warns on 3D usage for children under age 6

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Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2014 11:50 PM by AlexMuller

The Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (Anses) added that access for those up to the age of 13 should be "moderate". It follows research into the possible impact of 3D imaging on still-developing eyes. Few countries currently have guidelines about 3D usage.

 
According to Anses, the process of assimilating a three-dimensional effect requires the eyes to look at images in two different places at the same time before the brain translates it as one image. "In children, and particularly before the age of six, the health effects of this vergence-accommodation conflict could be much more severe given the active development of the visual system at this time," it said in a statement.
 
It is not the first time questions have been raised about the safety of 3D, which is used in many feature films as well as on some video games, TVs and computer screens. Italy has sought to restrict the use of 3D glasses by young children, following a similar warning from its national health agency last year. When Nintendo released its 3D video console in 2010 it warned that playing games on it could damage the eyesight of children under six.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-11-07
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As with other new technologies safety must come first. It is equally important that the facts that guide the rules are fully examined and credible Reply


 

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