- Nov 19, 2003
This question just popped up in my mind just now... Are laptops dangerous to use on my lap? I use it on my lap every day... i would like to have kids someday.
this is not just some random ******** i was making up, it's definitely true. there are studies that proof that even wearing too tight underpants can damage a man's fertility in the long run since your testicles are getting too warm when they are pushed very close to your body. why do you think evolution put your balls 'outside of your body'? right, because 37°C is just too warm for them. now imagine you put a 45°C warm laptop on your lap for several hours everyday. Your common sense should tell you that this is not very healthy.And another piece of FUD arrives on the InterWeb.
you certainly don't have to be naked to significantly heat up your ball sack with your laptop on ur lap. an believe me: even 2 or 3 °C make a great difference if youre doing this regularly and over long periods of time...It depends if your sat bone naked with the laptop directly cushioned over the ball sack. Then yes it may be affecting your sperm count..
Are you male or female? If male, the temperature of the laptop might have an impact, probably not significant, though. What kind of radiation are you referring to?Actually i was referring to any radiation the computer may emit. I'm not really concerned about the heat as my MBP doesn't get hot at all.
There are also studies that show most studies are in fact just random ********this is not just some random ******** i was making up, it's definitely true. there are studies that proof that even wearing too tight underpants can damage a man's fertility in the long run since your testicles are getting too warm when they are pushed very close to your body. why do you think evolution put your balls 'outside of your body'? right, because 37°C is just too warm for them. now imagine you put a 45°C warm laptop on your lap for several hours everyday. Your common sense should tell you that this is not very healthy.
Actually I try not to use a phone next to my head. I use bluetooth (which is a better option of course) most of the time or else speaker phone.As far as heat goes, if it gets uncomfortably hot just take it off your lap?
I know nothing about the effects of radiation, but we all have no problem holding a cell phone right next to our brains...
I-Eat-Flowers is correct that increased temperatures on the genital area do result in decreased fertility. However, I don't know for how long you would need to use the computer on your lap and if the effects are permanent or not. It has actually been shown that people who ride bicycles avidly have decreased fertility due to the high temperatures in the genital region. My guess is that it's not something that the average user need concern himself about.There are also studies that show most studies are in fact just random ********
Indeed, any electromagnetic field with a frequency of between 300 MHz and 300 GHz is a microwave. To put it in perspective, the photons that all of us give off as heat have more energy, (Infra-red energy) than any transmission from your mac. So the chances that Bluetooth, wirefy etc are harmful is very small. We wont know for sure though until we have a lot of data over many years as you suggest. However heating your lap to higher than normal temperatures due to close contact with the hot bottom case of a Macbook isn't advisable if you are a man as it can affect fertility.However, Wifi, Bluetooth are in 2.4GHz. You know the microwave oven works in the same spectrum, way less power, WAY LESS. The technology is available for, what 20 maybe 30 years, hard to get some real statistics. Probably in 100 years from now who knows what genetic mutation might happen, or maybe nothing. Any way, where is radiation, something, in time might happen. As a form of life, we are natural adapted to all kind of natural radiation, but this adaptation was based on long journey of Human evolution. Another thing, and this is medical fact, for men, overheating some sensitive body area is not encouraged, the man might loose ability on
I was being sarcastic. My point was that studies can not prove anything. At best they can show the probability that the observed test statistic is at least as extreme the value that was actually observed. In other words what is the probability that the results that were observed can be attributed directly to the condition being observed and not to random environmental variables. Research could show that the study supports a 95% confidence level that laptop top use does reduce sperm count but it can not definitively prove it. The real problem with the study though is even if you show a high confidence level supporting your theory how do you single out laptop use as the primary causality.show me one please