Taking your temperature with an infrared thermometer does not damage the pineal gland

Updated on 02/09/2020 at 16:27

A Facebook post shared thousands of times claims that taking a person’s temperature with an infrared thermometer near their head risks damaging the pineal gland, which is located in the brain. This is false, said neuroscience experts, who explained that this type of thermometer does not emit infrared radiation but captures wavelengths from the body.