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Comment & Response
May 11, 2020

Science Has Not Proven That Screen Use Impacts Children's Brain Development

Author Affiliations
  • 1Washington State University, Seattle
JAMA Pediatr. 2020;174(8):804. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.0625

To the Editor Hutton et al1 showed that children with high amounts of screen time have increased disruption of microstructural tracts and decreased myelination of white matter tracts. This important study also showed that such children also had lowered language, executive function, and emergent literature abilities. They attributed these changes to the increased screen time while ignoring the possible role of the wireless communication electromagnetic fields (EMFs) that are usually present to provide the information on the screens.