Nowadays, of electronic appliances. So that it might

Nowadays, people are
so dependent on electronic devices. People cannot live without these devices
because it helps them live in an easier way. Observing from what the people in
the society do  today, most houses even
the small one have electronic devices. Electronics have a lot of advantages and
disadvantages. People in the community only know just one side of electronics
which is how it can benefit them. They do not realize that being surrounded by
these devices can affect them in terms of health. This study aims to show what
is the most common used electronic devices at home and to know what are the
effects of these on the individuals.

            According to English-Definition Collins Dictionary, Electronic is
used to refer to equipment, such as television sets, computers, etc. , in which
the current is controlled by transistors, valves, and similar components and
also to the components themselves. 
Electronic devices can make people going through with their daily lives
but behind those easy way that these devices can give is the risk of one’s
health from exposing their body on these devices.

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            This study have an objective on
knowing what are the possible effects that an individual can get from too much
using of electronic appliances. So that it might be a help for the people in
the society who are victims of unknowing the impact that electronics can give
to them in terms of health.  Impacts of Electronic Appliances or Devices on Children

            According to Yap Bee Lee
(2015), electronic appliances or devices can be useful but at the same time
they can also be harmful if they are over-used. Electronic appliances or
devices help the children more active in terms of senses and imagination. It
helps them develop their ability to listen, speech, and learning sounds. Playing
games through these devices can build the child’s cognitive learning and
develop their analytical skills – innovative thinking
and investigation skills, strategic thinking, and creativity. Moreover, child’s
manual dexterity may improve and their computer literacy may develop by using
computers at the same time it boost their self-esteem and develops their self
how to focus. Through the games they played, the mathematical and engineering
skills are develop also their motivation to succeed in their goals.

            On
the other hand, Kaiser Family Foundation found out on the result of their
survey that children give more than seven hours per day on using electronic
appliances or devices. In addition, the result of their survey says that
children are expert on using electronics but do not know how to tie the shoe
lace of their own shoes. Spending time on the devices or appliances may
constrain some outdoor activities with their family and friends. Playing
violent games on these devices for a long period of time leads them to be more
aggressive that causes them to challenge their teachers, friends, family, and
relatives. Additionally, children have a difficulty on concentrating on their
studies because of excessive computer exposure that it become addictive. Therefore,
being addict on electronic devices such as computers, mobile phones, etc. can
lead to a sedentary lifestyle, poor health, time management, and eating habits
(Lee, 2015).

 

How Electronic Devices or Appliances Affects Human Health

            According to Selvarajah Krishnan, Aizat
Zakaria, Faiz Khalil, and Syahmi Jofree (2017) on their study “The Effect of Electronic Device on Human Health”,
electronic devices or appliances help human going
through their daily life but still it can also gives a bad impact on human
health. They have several reasons and research written why electronics affects
human health.

 First is the
brightness of electronic device itself. Its brightness can affect the eyes
especially when it is used at night. Not just the eyes alone but also the focus
points and the blurred point of the eye (Paul, 2015).

            Second is the
radiation of electronic device. Its radiation affects human internal part such
as brain, nerves, eyes, and ears. Most of the users do not realize that they
are surrounded by technologies which happen the source of radiation that causes
our health to breakdown (J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013).

                Last is electronic device influencing healthcare
meaning, it makes human distract with the environment. Therefore, human will
influence by the information they learn from those devices and live a bad
living. These devices also make human did not care about their health because
they always sit and playing with their devices that they forgot to have an
exercise. Ending, they start to feel lazy and got sick (Dixon, 2007).

            On the other hand, according to Sara
Lappe (2015), the longer the time that children spend on screen the higher the
chance of childhood obesity, behavior problems, ADHD, poor sleep quality, poor
physical activity, and poor school performance. Moreover, she believed that
parents are one of the reason why children became addict on electronic devices.
Children are constantly learning from their parents and they follow their
parent’s footsteps. It is said that children are more risky because they are
dependent on their parents and what they see they do.

 

Effects of Electronic Devices or Appliances Towards Human in Terms
of Health

            There is no denying on the positive
impacts of electronic devices but that is just its one side. According to Corey
Jansen (2014), excessive using of electronic devices like smart phones and
tablet leads to physical strains – inflamed tendons, thumb joints, and index
finger – because of texting and swiping of the screen. The physical strains
that the user can get from the long and repetitive action can lead to stress
injuries – pain of the wrist, weakness of the grip, and popping sounds when
moving one’s fingers.

            Another effect is poor posture.
According to Dra. Ewa Gustafsson, researcher and ergonomist at the University
of Gothenburg, Sweden, in her study about the mobile phone habits of young
adults who send text messages every day, 50% of the participants testify about
their suffering from arm, wrist, neck, and back pain due to long used of their
cell phones. Poor posture – forward head, hunched back, or rounded shoulders – is
not a product of bad childhood habits but instead it is because of too much
exposure and use of handheld devices – cell phones, tablets, etc. (Jansen,
2014).

            Next is disrupted sleeping patterns. Using electronics at
least 2 hours before sleeping leads to an increase in stress, sleep disorders,
and depression in both men and women.  It
is because of the artificial light from the phones or tablets that hinders the
pineal gland from producing melatonin – a hormone that stabilizes the human
body’s circadian rhythm known as 24-hour biological clock – that tell the user
to stay awake even if it is already time to sleep (Jansen, 2014).

            Then obesity. Jansen (2014) added
that as of today, hundreds of thousands game and apps can be downloaded in a
few clicks that leads to people on becoming an addict to video games that
promotes sedentary lifestyle and makes a person an obese. On the other hand,
risk of cancer is also one of the effects of using electronic devices.
Radiation that emits from those devices causes cancer, kills neurons, and
weakens one’s immune system.

            According to Admin (2014), one of
the first issues caused by too much exposure from electronic devices is
negative impact on eyesight. Excessive staring into the screen of electronic
devices cause dryness of the eyes, itchiness, dark circles and much more.
Second is retarding brain health wherein the users experiencing nagging
headaches without any reasons and it may strongly linked with the development
of Alzheimer’s Disease. Last is cardiovascular stress and sleeping disorders
mostly insomnia. The radiation from the electronic devices affect one’s heart
in infinite different ways.