Now That Cell Phones Have Been Linked to Cancer, What About Tablets and Laptops?


EMF meter showing high levels of radiation on the bottom of a laptop


If you ever use a laptop and/or tablet close to your body, chances are that you are exposing yourself to too much electromagnetic frequency radiation (EMF radiation).

Based on a recent $25 million government-backed study finding  a significant link between cell phone radiation exposure and cancer, we know that cell phone use is hazardous to your health. But what about your laptop and tablet?As it turns out, not only is the exposure just as bad, it is often much worse.

How Safe are You from Computer Radiation and Tablet Radiation?

In this digital age, more and more people are relying on portable devices, such as laptops and tablets, in doing most of their jobs. Not only are these devices convenient to use, but also allow users to work on the go. However, these electronic gadgets are sources of an array of health concerns.

Tablet radiation may seem to be not much of a big deal compared to cell phone radiation and laptop radiation, but it is something that we should be wary. Research shows that your tablet (e.g. Apple iPad, Samsung Tab etc) is also a source of EMF radiation.

When it connects to the Internet via WiFi or the cellular network, your tablet is constantly receiving and transmitting RF waves. Basically, linking to the Internet emits EMF radiation, just like those present in cellular transmissions on your cell phone.

Another source of tablet radiation is the Extremely Low Frequency radiation (ELF radiation). This kind of radiation is set off by the components and the circuitry inside your tablet or iPad.

The current that flows in your device creates a very low electromagnetic field. There are studies that elucidate how exposure to electromagnetic field as low as 2 milliGauss results to elevated health risks. With their increased processing power and battery size, tablets typically emit even higher levels of ELF as compared to cell phones.

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If a slim, lightweight, and relatively low-power device like a tablet can be a health concern, what about a laptop? Recent data show that we haven’t fully realized the dangers of laptop radiation.

To start with, laptops are not specifically made for your laps. As a matter of fact, laptop manufacturers have a printed warning on the user’s manual that typically says something like “do not place on lap.”

Many manufacturers now refer to their laptops as notebooks (or MacBooks, Powerbooks etc.) to further distance themselves from the implication. Aside from thermal dangers, the non-thermal hazards of using a laptop, such as laptop radiation, are associated with serious illnesses and conditions.

In a study published in the 2012 issue of Fertility and Sterility Journal, researchers found a direct correlation of laptop use and a decrease in sperm motility among men.

As per the study, men who used a laptop on their laps for four hours showed signs of an increase in sperm DNA fragmentation and a decrease in sperm motility. This study exhibited similar results to a 2008 study on the link of changes in sperm count and cell phone radiation.

There are additional health concerns. Experts from various fields also confirmed the harmful effects of laptop radiation. According to Cindy Sage, an environmental consultant and public policy researcher, “Overwhelming evidence show that RF can cause DNA damage, and DNA damage is a necessary precursor to cancer.”

Moreover, Dr. David Carpenter of the Institute for Health and Environment at the University of Albany said that we are radiating our pelvis each time we place a laptop on our lap.

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Avoiding Computer Radiation and Laptop Radiation

EMF radiation is higher when our laptop or tablet is closer to our body. If using a laptop on the lap can’t be avoided, health experts suggest to use a 8-10 inch cushion in between your lap and your laptop. However, a cushion or other type of padding can block the air vents, causing overheating which is bad for your laptop and worse for you.

It is also suggested to use radiation blocking laptop case and radiation blocking tablet case to ensure that you are shielded from the harmful EMF radiation. SafeSleeve cases offers laptop, tablet and phone cases that are proven to block radiation by up to 99 percent. Protect yourself by getting your own cases here.