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Men using laptops 'may be risking fertility'

If you're a man and use your laptop on your lap often, then your ought to be careful as men who use their laptops while keeping them in their laps could be risking their fertility because...

health and fitness Updated: Nov 09, 2010 18:33 IST

Men who use their laptops while keeping them in their laps could be risking their fertility, a new research has found. A new study by Fertility and Sterility has found that when men use their laptops in their laps instead of on their desks, they may be overheating those male parts, which, in turn, may be damaging their sperm.



In studies, even men who used laptop pads as a buffer between their machine and their man parts, dangerously overheated themselves within 10 minutes. The authors noted that other research has shown that warming the scrotum more than 1.8 degrees is enough to damage sperm.



Laptop on lapAfter one hour, the 29 subjects working with a laptop on their knees had raised the temperature in their testicles by more than 4 degrees.



However, Yefim Sheynkin, lead author of the study and State University of New York urologist, stated that this is not proof that laptops definitely lead to infertility among men.