Laptops can toast your leg skin
Do you spend a lot of time with a laptop on your knee? Do you half-recall an article you may or may not have read and worry that your genitals are withering and dying because of radiation that doesn't emit from your computer?
Well, here's something to worry about. Laptops can TOAST YOUR SKIN!
Okay, we're not talking about you burning yourself to death here, but rather, your laptop can slowly cook your skin and leave you with a condition similar to that once found in glass-blowers and bakers. It's true. There's a name for it and everything. It's called "toasted skin syndrome." Sorry that it doesn't have a more exciting name.
Now, you won't die because of it, but it can lead to skin discolouration which, in some cases, scars you for life. There you go. That's mildly frightening in a Daily Mail way. This will only affect people who have laptops on their laps for several hours a day over several months (aka 99% of freelance writers) so it isn't going to cause too much grief to someone who uses one on the train or in a meeting or whatever.
“Computer-induced lesions are typically found on only one leg because the optical drives of laptops are located on the left side,” researchers said. “The computer placed on a lap may completely or partially occlude the ventilation-fan exhaust.”