April 18, 2016 2 min read

Computers are an essential tool in our daily lives these days. Everyone has a computer—either at work or at home, or both. While it is true that there are many advantages to this increased computer use, there are several disadvantages of excessive usage of computers. Computers generate low frequency and radio frequency EMR which can be very harmful to your health.

Serious health risks

Several diseases are associated with computer radiation such as asthma, Alzheimer’s, cancer, depression, heart disease, hormone imbalances, etc. Studies show that pregnant women and small children are more vulnerable to radiation. Laptops or notebooks generally emit radiation lower than that emitted by desktop computers. However, the main dilemma while using laptops or notebooks is that we are closer to the device as compared to a desktop computer. The closer you are, the more radiation affects you.

How to protect yourself: computer radiation information

In order to minimize laptop radiation, avoid using it on your lap. Studies have that prolonged use of this kind can decrease sperm count in males leading to infertility. Use a laptop on a desk or other surface—away from your body. There are laptop shields available on the market that offer 100% protection from magnetic fields. While using a desktop computer, sit further away from the computer to reduce your chances of radiation exposure. The best distance to sit is at least three feet from the screen. Try to avoid connecting to your Wi-Fi if possible—even at work or at home. The best idea is to connect your computer with wires. This may seem like a hassle, but according to the computer radiation facts we now possess, it is one of the best ways to minimize your exposure to radiation. If you choose to go wireless at home, switch off all the radio emitting devices before going to bed every night. This way you will get eight hours a day free from computer radiation during which your body can repair some of the damage.

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