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Are Wi-Fi Laptops Dangerous for Kids?

Wi-Fi Laptops: A Danger for Kids?
Dr. Lawrie Challis, of the U.K.'s Mobile Telecommunications Health Research Program, is cautioning parents to keep laptops off of kiddie laps. Though he admits there's no direct evidence that children are getting ill from resting a laptop right where its name suggests you rest it, Challis warns that the jury is still out on whether or not Wi-Fi radiation (comparable to the amount emitted from a cell phone) is dangerous to children or adults. If we're already discouraging our kids from using cell phones for health reasons, he says, why not Wi-Fi as well?

Wi-Fi radiation isn't the only reason to keep a notebook computer off of your most sensitive of areas, though. Last summer, a massive recall of defective Sony laptop batteries began after six reports of them smoking and even catching fire. Researchers also believe warm laptops can raise scrotal temperature in men, which could possibly lead to fertility problems.

Scary stuff for anyone who doesn't own a pair flame-retardant, lead-lined Fruit of the Looms...

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