A laptop on the lap, sounds logical right? Pretty ironic that it is used mostly on tables. However, while watching a movie, reading, skyping, playing that video game you love, our laptops tend to be resting on the only place we can think of, which is our thighs, or laps. Depending on what you choose to call them, there a variety of health challenges that come with the extensive use of the laptop on the lap. Here are a few health challenges.
1. Reproductive Health at Risk: Doesn’t seem like a little thing like a laptop can cause this much of a problem, well you are wrong. In men, extensive use on the thighs can cause infertility, brought on by significant changes in sperm count.
2. Testicular Cancer: Continuous use of this device allows for radiation of the pelvis, which in turn affects all that is within that region. Asides from birth defects in women, it leads to cancer of the testicles.
3. Skin Cancer: Sounds like something that can’t happen to an African, talkless of a Nigerian, however, skin cancer is real. Due to long exposure to the heat radiating from the laptop, it causes skin cancer in both males and females. Also causing a discolouration of the skin, which does not go away.
So it’s just best to avoid putting this lovely device on your thighs, as it deteriorates your overall health. Invest in coolants for the laptop, or better still put it on a table or a cool surface.