Now that lapt0ps are surpassing desktops as the most common form of computers, let’s discuss a serious risk they pose. If you’re literally placing the device on your lap, you’re putting yourself at risk for several health concerns. Computer users who keep their laptop on their lap can develop a skin rash called Toasted SkinSyndrome. Men may experience fertility issues by keeping laptops on their lap. Finally, prolonged skin inflammation can increase the risk of developing squamous cell skin cancer, an aggressive form of skin cancer.
- One of the dangers of using a laptop computer while resting it on your lap is a condition known as “toasted skin syndrome”, which is a mottling of the skin color due to long-term heat exposure. It may also be accompanied by a rash.
- men face fertility issues from using a laptop resting directly in their laps, due to the increased heat creating unfavorable conditions for male sperm production.
- there are theoretical possibilities of the radiation from the laptop computer causing skin cancer or tumors.
“People who spend vast amounts of time reading, studying or playing games on a laptop resting on their lap could develop “toasted skin syndrome.””