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Keeping laptop on your lap for too long. Not Good!!!

It's a post by our part-time contributor Aditya Sharma. He likes to write about tech & Health.

Notebook (laptop) is a very efficient and important tool of many people today.Businessmen, college students, housewives and professionals all use laptops for one use or the other. However, it is better that men learn that they risk losing their fertility with the excessive usage of laptop computers.

The main reason men tend to lose their fertility with the excessive use of laptop computers is that the heat that is generated by the computers, and the posture that the man adopts to balance the laptop computer tends to increase the temperature surrounding the scrotum.

Scientific researches have proven that the higher is the scrotal temperature, the higher is the possibility of damaging sperms and affecting the male's fertility. Moreover, with the advent of Bluetooth and infrared connections, where there are wireless links to the internet, more and more men are using laptops on their laps than on a desk.

Men usually keep their legs open wider than women to keep their testicles at the right temperature, and for added comfort. However, with a laptop on their laps, they tend to adapt a less comfortable position so that they can balance the laptop on their laps. This leads to an increase in body temperature that is found between the thighs.

It has been recently proven that prolonged and continuous usage of laptops on the laps tend to lead to damage to the fertility of the man. This was because the use of laptops usually leads to about 2.7C increase inthe scrotal temperature of the male. This has lead to more and more men having decreased sperm levels where sperm counts seem to have dropped by a third in ten years.

Most of the reasons for this reduced sperm count is drug use, smoking, alcohol and obesity. Besides this, pesticides, radioactive materials and chemicals, and laptops too contribute to decrease in fertility in men.

The human male body has a fixed testicular temperature to maintain usual sperm production and development.Though it is not known the exact time of heat exposure and frequency of exposure to heat that can lead to reversible and irreversible production of sperms, it is known that frequent usage of laptops can lead to irreversible or partially reversible changes in the reproductive system of the male body.

This is why it is advised that young men and teenage boys should limit the use of laptops on their laps to avoid losing their fertility. It is not advisable for young men or boys to also use wireless services on their laps to play games and do other work as they are sure to develop problems in ten years' time, when trying to have a family.

It is thereby advised that men should use laptops on the desk; in fact, anywhere else is possible, other than using it in the lap. Women don't have to worry much about laptop computers on their laps, as so far, there have been no studies on the impact of using laptop computers on their laps.

Although rare,there have been cases of severe burns from a laptop overhaeting on an individual's lap. Burns can also come from combustion of laptop batteries. Also rare, there have been instances of this happening when the laptop is held in such a way that the venting fan is blocked. So avoid bad postures and try avoid putting laptops on your laps.

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