Laptops harmful to your lap?

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  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Just when I thought I was safe from harmful EMF...

    "It’s highly ironic, but your laptop is dangerous on your lap. Researchers are warning laptop companies that they need to change the name of the product to protect users’ health.

    Like holding a cell phone too close to your head, holding a laptop so close to your body means the radiation flows directly into your body—and into some of your most vital organs. And if you’re pregnant, of course, the dangers are even worse.

    If you measure the electromagnetic radiation levels of a laptop on a gauss meter, you’ll find that many have levels higher than 200 milligauss—and safe ranges are less than 0.3.

    It’s not like the computer manufacturers don’t warn us. If you take the time to look in your manual (which many of us don’t), you’ll probably find wording something to this effect: “Warning: Do not place on lap.” And actually, these days, you just need to look at the bottom of your laptop and you’ll likely find this kind of warning:

    “Warning: Do not block the outlet of fan grill. Place the machine on hard surface only. Caution: This surface is hot. Avoid body contact and do not place this notebook on your lap while it is operating.”

    And if you research the subject, you’ll find that even the FCC report regarding safety from EMFs way back in 1996 states that a laptop needs to be placed at least 20 cm from the body. Read more about thermal dangers of a laptop."---
     
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