Laptops and Infertility

Great! Yet another environmental factor that can hamper both male and female fertility.

Of course, the theory that the radiation emitted from your laptop (or any host of household electrical appliances like your alarm clock, dishwasher and TV) affects fertility is not new. I just think its a topic that's important to revisit as I just heard an intriguing stat: the average person spends more time on their computer than they do with their spouse or significant other. Jeez!

Supposedly the EMF's (electromagnetic fields) that are given off by ones laptop (or any other household electrical appliance) decreases as the distance between you and your laptop increases. Hmmm… I don't know about you, but I find it kinda hard to sit more than arms length away from my laptop. But here's the real kicker: a laptop should never be placed on your lap! The heat and EMF's given off by your spiffy new MacBook can cook your reproductive organs and render you infertile– and, ladies beware, some studies even show it may cause ovarian cancer!

So, what can we do?

Well, you can get yourself an EMF protection device for your laptop. They're inexpensive and easy to use and could make a huge difference in your quality of life. Oh, and here's another way to really cut down on your radiation exposure: try spending more time with your loved ones and less time with your favorite electrical appliances.

Have a great day!

About Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc

Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc, is a renowned women’s health & wellness expert and the best- selling author of the books Chill Out & Get Healthy, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, and Body Belief. A licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in private practice in New York, she holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Rutgers University. Aimee is also the founder of the Aimee Raupp Beauty line of hand-crafted, organic skincare products. This article was reviewed's editorial team and is in compliance with our editorial policy.


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