Blue Light Research & Scientific Studies

The links below provide further reading material on Blue Light, Screen Time, Smart Tech, and the potential harms associated.

1. The Damaging Effects of Blue Light on Our Skin
https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/beauty/skincare/a22113765/blue-light-skin-damage-advice/

2. Blue Light-Induced Oxidative Stress in Skin
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28315451

3. Irradiation of Skin with Visible Light Induces Reactive Oxygen Species and Matrix-Degrading Enzymes
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22318388

4. Blue Light and Retinal Signalling
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-28254-8

5. Is the Glare from your Computer Ageing your Skin?
https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2017/jun/01/lights-off-is-the-glare-from-your-computer-really-ageing-your-skin

6. Exploring Cell Death in Blue Light Induced Retinal Damage in Rats
https://www.nature.com/articles/eye1999142

7. Effects of Blue Light on the Circadian System and Eye Physiology
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4734149/

8. The Role of Retinal Photoreceptors in the Regulation of Circadian Rhythms
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19777353

9. The Impact of Blue Light on Our Sleep
https://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/why-cant-we-fall-asleep

10. Harvard Medical School: The Effect Blue Light Has on Your Sleep and More
https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/blue-light-has-a-dark-side

11. Evening Use of Light-Emitting eReaders Negatively Affects Sleep, Circadian Timing, and Next-Morning Alertness
https://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/112/4/1232.full.pdf

12. The Truth about Blue Light: Does it Really Cause Insomnia and Increased Risk of Cancer?
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/may/28/blue-light-led-screens-cancer-insomnia-health-issues

13. New LED Streetlights Could Damage Eyesight and Disrupt Sleep, Warns Public Health England
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/ed-streetlight-bright-sleep-damage-eyesight-public-health-england-a8285981.html

14. This Is How Blue Light Is Actually Affecting Your Skin & What To Do About It?
https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/can-blue-light-from-phones-and-computers-damage-skin-and-promote-aging

15. Global Rise of Potential Health Hazards Caused by Blue Light-Induced Circadian Disruption in Modern Ageing Societies
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5473809/

16. Association of Disrupted Circadian Rhythmicity with Mood Disorders, Subjective Wellbeing, and Cognitive Function
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(18)30139-1/fulltext

17. Macular Carotenoid Supplementation Improves Visual Performance, Sleep Quality, and Adverse Physical Symptoms in Those with High Screen Time Exposure
https://www.mdpi.com/2304-8158/6/7/47

18. Blue Light Nemesis: Green Veggies’ Carotenoids
https://www.aoa.org/news/clinical-eye-care/blue-light-nemesis-green-veggies-carotenoids

19. Blue light excited retinal intercepts cellular signaling
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-28254-8

20. Blue Light has a Dark Side
https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/blue-light-has-a-dark-side

21. How to manage your family’s screen time
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/mar/01/how-to-manage-your-familys-screen-time

22. Parents need screen time limits, too, pediatricians say
https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-parents-screentime/parents-need-screen-time-limits-too-pediatricians-say-idUKKCN1LF21Z

23. Screen time v play time: what tech leaders won't let their own kids do
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/may/23/screen-time-v-play-time-what-tech-leaders-wont-let-their-own-kids-do

24. The health impacts of screen time: a guide for clinicians and parents
https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2018-12/rcpch_screen_time_guide_-_final.pdf

25. Most children sleep with mobile phone beside bed
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-51296197

26. 'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/05/smartphone-addiction-silicon-valley-dystopia

27. Steve Jobs was a low tech parent
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/fashion/steve-jobs-apple-was-a-low-tech-parent.html

28. Screen Fixation and A.D.H.D
https://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/10/health/views/10klass.html

29. Study: Too Many Video Games May Sap Attention Span
https://www.health.com/condition/adhd/video-games-attention-span

30. Screen-time is associated with inattention problems in preschoolers: Results from the CHILD birth cohort study
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0213995

31. Smartphone addiction creates imbalance in brain
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-11/rson-sac111717.php

32. The Power of the 'Like' in Adolescence: Effects of Peer Influence on Neural and Behavioral Responses to Social Media
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956797616645673

33. Tristan Harris: How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day
https://www.ted.com/talks/tristan_harris_how_a_handful_of_tech_companies_control_billions_of_minds_every_day

34. Associations Between Screen-Based Media Use and Brain White Matter Integrity in Preschool-Aged Children
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/2754101

35. Mobile Media Device Use is Associated with Expressive Language Delay in 18-Month-Old Children
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6382042/

36. Brain Drain: The Mere Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity
https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/691462

37. Reading linear texts on paper versus computer screen: Effects on reading comprehension
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0883035512001127