The Lego Movie, Godzilla, Maleficent, Rise of an Empire, How to Train Your Dragon-2… a lengthy list of successful 3D movies released this year.

But the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES) is the latest to recommend no 3D viewing for young children.

The explanation: while watching a screen with 3D images, eyes are required to simultaneously look at images in two different places, before they merge as a single image in the brain.

Last year, the health ministry of Italy adopted a policy of “No 3D tech for young children.” Samsung says 3D viewing has the same “straining” effects as regular screen viewing. Nintendo suggests restricting 3D images for children six and under.

Obviously, the jury is still out…


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