An unnamed nurse has been credited with discovering the easy way to remove ticks - but experts advise against following such "folk remedies'. Prof Anderson explained the pineal gland is “embedded centrally in the skull, between the two hemispheres of the brain”. The forehead is a convenient location to take these measurements, and since it is totally passive (just as is holding a mercury thermometer near someone’s head), the age of the person makes no difference.”. They pose no risk to the pineal gland, which is located deep within the brain. The Instagram post has been liked by more than 240 users. It does not direct or emit any infrared ray at the target.”. A Facebook post claims that infrared thermometers, held near the forehead to scan body temperature,  pose a potential health risk to the pineal gland. Obey. Unadjusted mode is required for checking or calibrating the … The “Australian nurse” goes on to say (1min 25sec) that when it was her turn to be checked she, “took the gun that was being directed at my forehead and redirected it to my wrist. A similar post on Instagram shows two pictures, one of a brain illustration and another of a man with an infrared thermometer pointed at his forehead. The August 16 Facebook post by a New Zealand user has been shared more than 70 times and generated more than 90 reactions. Maori Party co-leader John Tamihere claims high levels of Maori imprisonment is costing the NZ government dearly. I… told the employee that an infrared thermometer must never be pointed at someone’s forehead, especially babies and young children”. ACT leader David Seymour has questioned whether the Labour-led government is capable of managing New Zealand's mounting debt. Some social media users are worried the Biosecurity Act could be used to enforce vaccinations. “As a medical professional, I refuse to directly target the pineal gland which is located directly in the centre of the forehead, with an infrared ray… Our pineal glands must be protected as it is crucial for our health both now and in the future,” she says in the post (video mark 2min 12sec). Infrared thermometers do not emit infrared rays and radiation, they measure the infrared radiation emitted by a person or an object. “This thing is smack dab right in the middle of the head,” Dr Sair said. Have New Zealand's carbon emissions increased over the past three years under the Labour-led government? “It’s functions all boil down to regulating sleep/wake cycles, because it secretes the hormone melatonin only during the hours of darkness which sends a light/dark signal to many different organs in the body to regulate their activity levels.”, Regarding the claim “an infrared thermometer must never be pointed at someone’s forehead, especially babies and young children”, Prof Anderson told AAP FactCheck: “Not correct. They also do not target the brain’s pineal gland, two experts told AAP FactCheck. “The non-contact infrared thermometer doesn’t emit so the pineal gland is unaffected,” said the professor, a research scientist and lecturer with expertise in neuroscience. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to resign due to a worsening of his chronic health condition, national broadcaster NHK says. The post reads, “Protect your pineal gland (sic) Do not allow the scanning of your forehead for a temperature check (sic) Insist that they scan the fold of your elbow or your wrist to gain your temperature which is more accurate as well”. The Facebook post inaccurately claims scanning a person’s forehead using an infrared thermometer poses a risk to the pineal gland. Infrared thermometers don’t emit radiation into the brain; they sense heat emitted by the body. Similar posts regarding infrared thermometers have been debunked here, here, here, here, here and here. It features a video which includes text from what is claimed to be a copy of a post from “an Australian nurse”, warning about the use of infrared thermometers. Infrared thermometers, which are held near the forehead to scan body temperature without direct contact, point an infrared light directly at the head, exposing it to harmful radiation. False – The claims in the post are factually inaccurate. Based on the evidence, AAP FactCheck found the claims in the Facebook post to be false. Matt Moylan is in line for an instant NRL recall after star Cronulla teammate Shaun Johnson re-injured his groin at training. Wives traditionally asked their husbands to pardon their mistakes of the past year, according to internet folklore. Prof Anderson also rejected the claim that infrared thermometers emit radiation, saying they detect the body’s emitted radiation. The text over the images reads, “Zap. “Nothing is happening between the thermometer and the pineal gland.”. The device converts this heat energy into an electrical signal which shows the unit of temperature on a display screen. Call + 61 2 9322 8727. They also should be able to switch between adjusted mode and unadjusted mode, or measurement mode. AAP is accredited by the Poynter Institute’s International Fact Checking Network and adheres to its rigorous protocols. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been accused of "destroying the health system" in one online post. Safety Infrared thermometers do not emit an infrared ray towards the pineal gland, instead they detect emitted radiation, according to two experts contacted by AAP FactCheck and advice from Johns Hopkins University in the US.