DV Hardware bringing you the hottest news about processors, graphics cards, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, hardware and technology!

   Home | News submit | News Archives | Reviews | Articles | Howto's | Advertise
DarkVision Hardware - Daily tech news
October 21, 2016 
Main Menu
News archives

Who's Online
There are currently 100 people online.


Latest Reviews
Zowie P-TF Rough mousepad
Zowie FK mouse
BitFenix Ronin case
Ozone Rage ST headset
Lamptron FC-10 SE fan controller
ZOWIE G-TF Rough mousepad
ROCCAT Isku FX gaming keyboard
Prolimatech Magnetic Pin

Follow us

Laptop coolers no solution for male infertility

Posted on Wednesday, November 10 2010 @ 10:35:06 CET by

A study by urologists from the State University of New York at Sony Brook warns that using a laptop cooler is no guarantee to prevent male infertility problems when using a laptop directly on your lap:
In a study published today in Fertility and Sterility, a group of urologists from the State University of New York at Stony Brook monitored the scrotal temperatures of 29 young men on their laptops, both with and without a cooling laptop pad. Some sat with their knees closed, others with their legs open at a 70-degree angle.

All the subjects experienced an increase in their scrotal temperatures by 1.41°C-2.31°C, though the group using a laptop pad and sitting with their legs open experienced the smallest temperature change. Sounds insignificant, but even a 1-2°C raise in temperature can damage sperm and increase the risks of infertility.

"Within 10 or 15 minutes their scrotal temperature is already above what we consider safe, but they don't feel it," Dr. Yefim Sheynkin told Reuters.
More info about the study can be read at PC Mag.



DV Hardware - Privacy statement
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2002-2016 DM Media Group bvba