What’s causing our kids to become autistic, fat, near-sighted and sleep deprived?
TV! This latest study found
that watching TV lowers melatonin levels which can create all sorts of
nasty side effects in children. This study (as others) linked TV
watching in kids to:
- trouble sleeping
- eye problems
- lower melatonin levels
- early puberty
In adults, "the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease
increases with each extra daily hour of television viewing among people
aged 20 to 60."
Watching TV must give people immense pleasure … otherwise I can’t
imagine why they would expose themselves and their kids to so much of
it. We spend nine months of pregnancy trying to eat right, drink
no alcohol, get all sorts of prenatal tests and then we plop our
toddlers down in front of another round of SpongeBob or Thomas the Tank
Engine without a second thought.