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October 10 is now California's official Blue Light Awareness Day

A US state now has its own Blue Light Awareness Day. (Source: Eyesafe)
A US state now has its own Blue Light Awareness Day. (Source: Eyesafe)
The US State of California's legislative body has passed a resolution that makes today (October 10, 2020) Blue Light Awareness Day in the jurisdiction. The device certification group Eyesafe has welcomed the motion, particularly in light of the trend towards remote working and learning and, thus, the ever-growing rate of screen use in the region.

The California legislature, led in this case by its Senator Richard Pan, has signed the State Resolution SCR-73 that designates the date October 10 of every year Blue Light Awareness Day. This decision was reached thanks in part to the work of medical and scientific researchers in this area (ophthalmologists and optometrists, for example), which has brought the potential negative health effects of the blue light emitted by screens to light.

The resolution cited stats such as the screen-use times that have now exceeded 9 hours per day in the state, which is home to over 80 million electronic devices, in its decision to officially highlight the impact of the blue light they emit.

The ocular health and safety expert Eyesafe, which provides technologies and standards that help OEMs including TCL, Lenovo and Dell release new screens with reduced harmful emissions, has celebrated the implementation of SCR-73 by announcing that its partner ZAGG will donate InvisibleShield-brand VisionGuard blue light screen protectors to charities in the state.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-10-10 (Update: 2020-10-10)