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LAPTOPS AY AFFECT MALE FERTILITY

Updated on November 30, 2007

Just give a second thought before you perch the laptop computer on your lap-it can affect your fertility.

Researchers in the United States have carried out a study and found that the heat generated by the laptop raises the risk of infertility in men who balace the machines on their lap, the 'Webmd' reported.

"Working on laptop computers in a laptop position causes significant scrotal temperature elevation as a result of heat exposure and posture-related effects,"according to lead researcher Prof Yefim Sheynkin.

Prof Sheynkin and his fellow researchers at the state university of New York came to the conclusion after studying 29 healthy young men aged between 21 and 35 for two, one-hour sessions in a climate-controlled room.

Participants were all similarly dressed in casual wears. After having their body temperature taken and standing in the room for 15minutes to adjust to the room's internal temperature, they sat down and were given working and non-working laptop computers.

The men balanced the computers on their laps. The researchers then removed the nonworking computers, instructing the participants to hold the position for the rest of the session. Participants with working laptop computers kept the computers in place throughout the session.

The men's scrotal temperature was recorded every three minutes. The temperature on the bottom of the working laptops was also monitored.

According to their findings, scrotal temperature rose with the working and non working computers. The working one sprompted a greater increase in scrotal temperature-around 2.7 degrees celsius-enough to cause infertility. So, best not to balance them on the lap

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    • luxeadj profile image

      luxeadj 9 years ago from South America

      so....................is this what happen to my boyfriend?????????????

      or was it another woman?????????????????????

      good hub.

      nice work

    • MrMarmalade profile image

      MrMarmalade 9 years ago from Sydney

      Interesting to say the least.

      According to their findings, scrotal temperature rose with the working and non working computers. The working one sprompted a greater increase in scrotal temperature-around 2.7 degrees celsius-enough to cause infertility. So, best not to balance them on the lap.

    • MrMarmalade profile image

      MrMarmalade 9 years ago from Sydney

      Interesting to say the least.

      According to their findings, scrotal temperature rose with the working and non working computers. The working one prompted a greater increase in scrotal temperature-around 2.7 degrees Celsius-enough to cause infertility. So, best not to balance them on the lap.

      How was interpreted, that their scrotum's were heated, they were infertile?

    • sukritha profile image

      sukritha 9 years ago from Cochin