FAQs – Laptop EMF Radiation

Laptop EMF Radiation Emissions

Direct exposure to Extremely Low Frequency (ELF), Radio Frequency (RF) and Heat Radiation emissions can cause numerous health risks such as:

  • Fertility problems in men and women
  • DNA fragmentation (irreversible changes to the genetic code)
  • Toasted Skin Syndrome (Erythema ab igne), burns and rashes
  • Other serious health concerns

A laptop presents the most potential health risk when used directly against the body. This is referred to as ‘zero distance.’ Even after just a foot or more of distance between the transmitting source and your body, the most critical health risks of the EMF emissions substantially reduced.

Radiation can affect sperm motility, vitality and cause DNA fragmentation. As an example, in one Argentinian study scientists studied the effect of laptop Radio Frequency (RF) radiation and WiFi on human male sperm.

  • 25% of the sperm was no longer active compared to 14% from sperm samples stored at the same temperature over the same time period and away from the computer.
  • 9% of the sperm showed DNA damage, 3X the damage experienced by the comparison samples.

20 years ago computers were very big and bulky. Once you put them down on your desk, you wouldn’t move them. They emitted EMF radiation, but were relatively safe, because they were primarily used a safe distance away from the body.

Today, computers and other devices are extremely portable and can fit on your lap or in the palm of your hand. Today’s devices have many times more computing power, and are used much closer to the body, thus creating health risks that did not exist 20 years ago.

Heat from your laptop can get very hot and burn and/or irritate you skin, create fertility problems and modify body cells as well as cause other health issues.

Radiation is generated by a laptop in all directions: bottom, top and sides. Radiation is considered most dangerous when close to the body, particularly in the lap. This is referred to as zero distance to the body. The DefenderPad® shields for this case. Screen and side emissions tend to be much less and the top tends to be the same as the bottom, but less harmful. This is because you are not in direct contact with the emissions for long periods of time. These radiation levels are also considered acceptable, low-rise emissions. As a rule of thumb, if you are one foot away from the source of the emissions, the dangers are negligible. Even moving a laptop a few inches away from the lap begins reducing dangers.

In summary, the most harmful emissions are in the downward direction and the DefenderPad® is designed to shield that direction. Emissions should always be shielded if they are touching the human body.