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Posted Apr 14 2010 8:37pm
DANGERS OF WATCHING TOO MUCH T V





Don't watch so much TV!

For once that warning isn't coming from a nagging parent. Instead, it's Samsung that's issuing the warning. Samsung issued an alert on its Australian website warning children and teenagers with a family history of epilepsy or strokes that watching 3D television could heighten their risk of seizures or strokes.

"Children and teenagers may be more susceptible to health issues associated with viewing in 3D and should be closely supervised when viewing these images," Samsung said on its website. "Even those without a personal or family history of epilepsy or stroke may have an undiagnosed condition that can cause photosensitive epileptic seizures."

Samsung's warning is also intended for pregnant women, elderly people, people who suffer from serious medical conditions and sleep-deprived people.

Samsung instructed consumers to immediately stop watching the 3D TV if they experience any of the following symptoms:

  • altered vision
  • lightheadedness
  • dizziness
  • involuntary movements such as eye or muscle twitching
  • confusion
  • nausea
  • convulsions
  • cramps; and/ or
  • disorientation









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