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Is The Internet Going To Kill You?

Submitted by on November 28, 2012 – 12:25 pmNo Comment

The short answer to the question posed in the title of this post is “Yes.” If you’re not careful, the Internet is going to kill you. And, we’re not just saying that. At this point, there is scientific evidence that proves that the Internet is not good for your health.

By now, you probably know some of the ways that the Internet can hurt you. Sitting at your computer for too long can result in things like eye strains and bad posture. It also can be a real $^%&* for your wrists! But, that’s not the only way that the Internet may be hurting you. Researchers have also found a link that exists between using the Internet and being diagnosed with ADHD and depression. Additionally, they’ve found that some Internet users experience the shrinkage of small portions of their brains as a result of their Web use. And, Americans should be getting anywhere from seven to nine hours of sleep. But, on average, most people who use the Internet regularly get only six hours of sleep. None of these things will kill anyone. But, when you add up all of the effects of using the ‘net and put them together, they can hurt you.

So, who is affected? Sadly, almost everyone. About 85 percent of adults in America use the Internet, with 95 percent of children now connected to the Web. That means that, everyday, more and more people are being affected by the Internet. And, it’ll only get worse. The effects listed above are only the beginning. To see how else the Internet could be killing you, check out the crazy infographic that Insurance.com put together below. It might just make you want to spend a little less time on Facebook and little more time doing, well, anything except sitting in front of a computer.

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