How much radiation does a TV emit?

How much radiation does a TV emit?

Since many of us spend a lot of time watching television, electromagnetic radiation from televisions is a cause for concern. So how much radiation does a TV emit? We are exposed to a small amount of EMF radiation from our television on a daily basis. The amount of EMF radiation emitted largely depends on the screen size, type of TV, screen brightness and resolution.


Older versions of televisions using CRT (cathode ray tube) emit a little more radiation than the latest flat screen televisions (LED), which emit less radiation. Televisions have many components that usually contribute to the amount of EMF radiation emitted. Also, there are different types of radiation that you can be exposed to while watching your favorite television show.


To find out how much radiation is emitted, you can use an EMF meter to measure the electromagnetic radiation next to your TV when it is off and the TV is on. Common radiation emitted by different types of televisions includes radio frequency, magnetic, and electrical radiation. By measuring the specific amount and type of radiation emitted by your TV, you can find suitable ways to reduce the risk of exposure.

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Do Flat Screen TV Give Off Radiation?

Flat screen TVs or Liquid crystal displays (LCD) use fluorescence technology and are powered by CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamps). Fluorescent light from these displays is extremely dangerous. Therefore, you should stay away from the screen of these televisions to decrease your exposure. Also, the circuit board emits a small amount of radiation.

Do Smart TVs Emit Radiation?

Smart TVs emit a lot of radiation compared to other TV types. They give off ELF (extremely low frequency) radiation continuously. Smart TVs emit both radio frequencies and Bluetooth radiation. Smart televisions are equipped with an operating system and a wireless receiver that allows the television to connect to the Internet. The TV connects to a wireless router to transfer data. In this way, you can access channels like Hulu, Netflix, and others. The TV searches for connections to the wireless router constantly. As a result, it gives off Bluetooth radiation and RF radiation.


Connecting your Smart Television to an Ethernet network rather than connecting to a wireless system or WiFi router does not guarantee that the amount of radiation emitted will be reduced. The Bluetooth and Wi-Fi functions are by default always on and emit electromagnetic radiation, even when you are not using them.

Can TV Give You Cancer?

Men are at higher risk of developing colon cancer if they watch television for over 4 hours a day, a new study finds. Previous studies have shown that increased physical activity can reduce the risk of colon cancer. However, a team of researchers studied the consistency of this relationship in an extensive study of over 430,000 people.


They discovered that sedentary behaviors, such as excessive television and computer use, were linked to a 35% increased risk of colon cancer in men, but not in women. However, it is important to realize that the association doesn’t necessarily mean a causal link in this case. This study did not show that watching television increased the risk of colon cancer. The time you spend watching television has been shown to be related to your risk of colon cancer.

Does Computer Screen Emit Radiation?

All computers create – and therefore emit EMFs, which are a source of EMF radiation no matter how small. In the early days of personal computers, most people used CRT (cathode ray tube) monitors. Bulky, square monitors once filled office desks, though most have now been replaced by sleeker, slimmer, and healthier LCD monitors. Besides, all laptops use LCD screens and LCD screens aren’t EMF radiation-free. However, studies have shown that they give off lower EMF radiation than CRT screens.


Keeping distance from your TV, whether a Smart TV or an older style TV, will reduce exposure to radio frequency, Bluetooth radiation and other EMF radiation emitted by the TV. Smart TV sets emit more radiation than other types of TVs. Therefore, before buying any TV, always consider the amount of radiation you may be exposed to. The size of the TV and brightness of the screen also contribute to the level of radiation emitted.


Children are more vulnerable to the amount of radiation emitted since their brain is not fully developed. Therefore, ensure you limit the amount of hours they spend on the screen playing games or watching cartoons and other shows. Ensure they stay far away from the TV screen to reduce the risk of exposure to them.

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