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Atoms cannot be seen in visible light because they are too small to reflect light in the visible frequency range. The wavelength of visible light is too long to meaningfully interact with atoms, so it cannot be bounced b... More »

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Blue-violet light on the visible light spectrum can cause damage to retina cells, increasing one's risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, explains Essilor. Macular degeneration is an eye condition in which ... More »

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Visible light is produced when electromagnetic radiation falls within the range that is visible to the human eye. The wavelengths related to this range start from approximately 380 nanometers in the violet to about 750 n... More »

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