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3D TV Health Risks: 7 People Warned Not To Watch 3D TV (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 06/16/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 05:10 PM ET

Samsung's 3D television sets went on sale recently, despite a lengthy warning issued by Samsung about associated health risks.

From Samsung's official statement:

If you experience any of the following symptoms, immediately stop watching 3D pictures and consult a medical specialist: (1) altered vision; (2) lightheadedness; (3) dizziness; (4) involuntary movements such as eye or muscle twitching; (5) confusion; (6) nausea; (7) loss of awareness; (8) convulsions; (9) cramps; and/or (10) disorientation. Parents should monitor and ask their children about the above symptoms as children and teenagers may be more likely to experience these symptoms than adults.

Among the at-risk groups Samsung highlights are pregnant women, young children, teens, the elderly, people prone to seizures or stroke, people prone to dizziness or motion sickness, people with eye problems, people who are out of shape, and people who have been drinking.

Doctors have also chimed in, backing up Samsung's warnings and advising people to limit time spent in front of the tube.

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Samsung cautions consumers on its website, 'We do not recommend watching 3D if you are in bad physical condition, need sleep or have been drinking alcohol.' [Italics added]
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