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You probably have seen them around, haven’t you?
With its popularity came the question: are infrared thermometers bad for the health?
According to the news, it would put the brain at risk. However, according to experts, the thermometer does a superficial measurement. The hoax says that the pineal gland could be harmed, affecting the entire health.
The pineal gland is a small, pine-shaped gland that connects the endocrine system to the nervous system, converting the nervous signals from the sympathetic system into hormonal signs.
The pineal gland is involved in many body functions, including melatonin secretion, regulation of endocrine functions, and converting nervous system signals into endocrine signals.
It also influences sleep, sexual development, immunological function, and antioxidant activity. In the beginning, many doctors said that, when using an infrared thermometer, it was better to take the temperature on the wrist.
To explain how infrared thermometers work, we decided to research them. Did you know what a digital thermometer with an infrared sensor is?
Digital thermometers with infrared sensors are safe, although they might present some accuracy issues. Of course, it should never be pointed at the eyes due to the possibility of causing lesions.
There are no reports of infrared thermometers causing cancer. On the contrary, infrared is used in some oncological treatments. Phew, that’s good news, isn’t it?
0:00 Do infrared thermometers pose a risk to the pineal gland?
0:54 How the pineal gland works
1:29 How infrared thermometers work?
2:37 Are infrared thermometers safe?
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