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New Computer Filter Offers Relief to CRT Users

Magazine article Information Today

New Computer Filter Offers Relief to CRT Users

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Researchers have confirmed that glare reflected from video display terminals (VDTs) causes eyestrain, which leads to the headaches of which many PC users complain. Commonly referred to as Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), the ailments caused by prolonged exposure to unfiltered computer monitors can also include blurry vision and dizziness as well as headaches. The American Optometric Association claims there are at least 10 million people in the U.S. suffering from CVS.

In addition to CVS, another potential health hazard posed by computer monitors is low-frequency electro-magnetic radiation. While researchers are still settling the debate regarding the degree of harm caused by electro-magnetic emissions, virtually every expert in the field recognizes their measurable presence, and agree that the "squint-stress" experienced by workers who spend long hours in front of computer monitors takes a severe toll on workers' health and productivity.

Increased awareness of VDT screen hazards has triggered an increase in the number of users who use filters on their machines. Just as computer technology improved and brought us a new generation of better-preforming machines, so has PC filter technology. A reasonably-priced filter using the best available materials and user-friendly design is now available. …

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