“Lucy, it's not cancer cancer. That kind of cancer is for uglies and people who put laptops on their balls.” (Cole, Scrubs Season 9)
While food, water, and shelter were the three minimums for men in the yesteryears, today's generation has also added laptops, WIFI, and cell phones to that list. Could you possibly imagine spending a weekend at grandma's without the trusty old Dell? The sad part is that we're heavily dependent on these gadgets today. Even saddle is the fact that these gadgets are potentially destroying our health every time we power them up.
Say What ?!
You do not believe me? Fine, let's move on to an example; do you know how a microwave works? For those who do not, let me explain. The microwave has standard solenoids through which electricity is passed. The solenoids coil up and send microwave radiations that heat the contents within the microwave. The microwaves are so strong that they are able to penetrate even the thickest slabs of meat. So what has all this got to do with laptops?
Well here's another fun fact for you; the motherboard of a laptop can exceed to more than 140 degrees Celsius, which is hot enough to boil water. Imagine how much radiation this kind of heat emits. What? You did not think laptops emit radiation? Not only laptops, but every electrical appliance emits a certain amount of radiation which increases depending on how high the temperature reaches.
While keeping the bottom of the laptop on your lap or in close proximity to any other body part, you are being directly exposed to all of the radiation being emitted from the laptop. How can this radio possibly affect you, right? Try cancer. Yes that's right; you are exposing yourself to the possibility of cancer every time you turn on the laptop and keep it on your lap.
I am Boycotting All Electronic Gadgets!
Settle down there partner, no need to overreact. Danger is all around us; our desk has more germs than a toilet seat, and our cell phones are emitting radiation. Heck the very air we breathe has enough CFCs in it to choke a fleet of 18 wheelers! You just need to find ways to circumnavigate around them, and this is where an ergonomic laptop stand and laptop stand up desk comes in.
If you thought that these simple accessories were just a fancy commodity, you were mistaken. An ergonomic laptop stand elevates the bottom of your laptop in order to keep the water boiling motherboard at a safe distance from your lap.
It's better to be safe than sorry, and with the cheap prices that a laptop stand up desk goes for, the $ 20 investment is definitely worth it.