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Posted by: Willie | 2007/04/03

Bad advice given on health 24

The article to reduce eye strain by adjusting your monitors refresh rate is not good advice at all. What is disturbing is that this advice was given by a IT profesional. There is a reason the default rate is set to 50 - 60Hz. A higher rate will reduce the flikering and give a little relief to the PC user. However a higher rate will also cause interference with televisions within a wide radius and cause snowing and white lines runing accross the screen. Thus straining the eys of a lot more people. I know of a case where an entire town house complex of 60 units was affected by one monitor.

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Dear Willie
This is interesting! Doesn't one get a loose thing that you can put over your screen to reduce glare and flickering too?
While on the topic of computers - this can be a cause of severe neck and upper back strain, headaches and wrist and arm problems - for those of you that are interested - see http://www.cdc.gov/od/ohs/Ergonomics/compergo.htm

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Posted by: James | 2007/04/04

Hi Willie

Please tell us more...we are also in a complex and mybe that is
why we are getting that same on TV.Please revert with more
information..

James

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