Laptops can cause serious burns including to your er.. willie.
I published a post back in 2007 about repetitive stress injuries. In addition to stress injuries, there is also a danger of burns. Some laptops run extremely hot. According to a article published by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health titled Burn Injury Caused by Laptop Computers.
This is bad enough:
aprottka et al. reported a notebook-induced thermal injury on the patient’s lap causing a severe second and third degree burns. As a result, a partial amputation of the left foot was carried out.
But, THIS, makes me want to toss my laptops and notebooks in the trash
Ostenson reported a case of penile burning caused by a laptop. After using the laptop for 1 h, the patient noticed irritation and edema of his penile prepuce. Moreover, the ventral part of his scrotal skin was red with the blister of diameter of 2 cm. After 2 days, the penile and scrotal blister broke and formed infected wounds with extensive suppuration
OUCH!!. One thing this particular article doesn’t touch on is the implications of having wifi emissions next to skin and tissue. Another consideration is that if there is enough heat to cause burns, then there is a small possibility of starting a fire if you leave the laptop on a bed or couch.
There is an option of a laptop desk such as the one below or just being careful with your laptop.
- Don’t use your laptop while naked
- Injuries associated with laptop use
- USB Lamp and Notebook Paranoia (Or caution)
- SprintPCS broadband at the Homestead in Hot Spings, Va
- Windows 10 will force updates on home users.
- Meltdown and Spectre – You might NOT have to replace all of your hardware.
- Lower Merion School spy cameras
- Laptop USB ports and high draw items such as fans