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Overexposure to blue light can cause you to age more quickly than you might expect.

According to a study, too much blue light from electronics like laptops and televisions can cause a variety of medical and psychological problems as well as accelerate ageing.

In a formal statement, researcher Dr. Jadwiga Giebultowicz of Oregon State University’s Department of Integrative Biology warned that exposure to excessive blue light may harm our skin, sensory neurons, and other organs.

He claimed that their group was the first to demonstrate that blue light can change certain molecules that are crucial for cell activity.

Since humans and flies share biological similarities, the study, which was published in the journal Frontiers in Aging, examined fruit flies while subjecting them to screen light.

When scientists compared the fruit flies to those that had been kept in the dark for two weeks, they noticed rapid ageing in the flies.

Cells exposed to blue light were shown to not function at their best. Levels of glutamate, which is necessary for neuronal connection, decreased while succinate levels rose.Low glutamate levels might make the brain less effective.

The group then made the decision to investigate whether avoiding blue light could be a preventative measure for ageing.

Giebultowicz claimed that because they were exposed to such a strong blue light, the results would be “less spectacular.” According to the study, staying away from blue light can be beneficial and employed as a “anti-aging technique.