Laptop Use Can Damage Male Fertility
A New York university's study finds that men can impair their fertility through laptop use of a notebook computer. Intel says it won't comment since it hasn't seen the study.Researchers at a New York university believe theyve found evidence that laptop use of notebook computers by men can impair fertility. Researchers at the State University of New York at Stony Brook showed that prolonged laptop use heated mens testicles on the order of 5 degrees Fahrenheit, within the 1.8 degree to 5.2 degree range found to impair the production of male sperm. The test sample was relatively small29 people, according to reportsand the test subjects used an undisclosed Pentium 4-based laptop for an entire hour.
"We havent yet seen the study, so we cant comment," a spokeswoman for Intel Corp., based in Santa Clara, Calif., said in an instant message to ExtremeTech.