Laptop Radiation: Do Laptops & Computers Give Off Radiation And What Are The Health Risks

If you had been living in a cave for the last 30 years and upon your return to society you came across a device called a Laptop, you wouldn’t need a doctorate in Quantum Mechanics and Resonance Science to figure out what to do with a... “laptop”.

Since the 90’s laptops have been used world-wide by millions of people. Today, because of their portability, laptops have become a common and frequently used device in the household. Even in the office laptops are rapidly replacing desktop computers.

While cell phones, tablets, smart watches, and other connected devices are slowly sending laptops to the scrapyard, they are still an integral part of our lives.

However, as the research around devices that emit radiation continues to pour in, it’s time to consider if laptops give off radiation and what the risks might be.

Do Laptops Give Off Radiation?

Like all other “connected” devices that integrate wireless technologies such as WiFi and Bluetooth, laptops do indeed give off electromagnetic (EMF) radiation. These EMF’s can be split into two categories

  • Magnetic Field Radiation
  • Radio Frequency Radiation

When connected to WiFi, your laptop is emitting both kinds of EMF. With this in mind let's take a quick look at these different forms of radiation and how they affect you when using your laptop.

Magnetic Field Radiation

Magnetic radiation can be found in just about all electronics, including laptops, and most emit a reasonably high amount of radiation. Although the radiation falls off pretty quickly as you create distance from the emitting device, in the case of your laptop, iPad, and desktop computer, there's a good chance, especially if you use these devices for work, that you’re in close contact with them for extended periods of time.

It’s also worth considering how much time you’re allowing your kids to be in close contact to their laptops as their sensitivity to radiation exposure is much higher than adults.

Much of the magnetic field radiation from your laptop is coming from the LCD monitor and motherboard but there are other internal components emitting this type of radiation meaning that the culmination of your exposure to this type of radiation is high. 

Whereas with cell phones and the related radiation exposure, there are various ways of avoiding contact, taking calls on loudspeaker for example, with a laptop it can be more challenging to avoid this without using external solutions, which we will look at later.

Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation

This type of radiation is the kind that your laptop emits when it sends and receives wireless data. Many of your mobile devices such as your cell phone, tablet, speakers, smart watch, etc are emitting RF radiation.  

The two primary forms of this radio frequency “wireless” radiation are the wireless card or airport (often integrated within the motherboard) and the Bluetooth antenna.

WiFi

When your laptop is connected to the internet, which let’s face it, is much of the time, packets of information are sent and received over WiFi which in turn emit measurable amounts of RF radiation. As a rule of thumb, try to keep your head at least a foot away from your laptop to reduce your exposure.

Bluetooth

Regardless of whether or not you have a Bluetooth enabled device, such as headphones or a keyboard connected to your laptop, if Bluetooth is switched on it will emit RF radiation as it searches for a connection. The best thing you can do is ensure that it’s switched off when not in use.

 

The Dangers of Laptop Radiation

Now that we’ve established that laptops do indeed give off radiation let’s take a look at some of the dangers of EMF laptop radiation.

Cancer

There have been many studies showing a correlation between EMF exposure and DNA fragmentation. In a report published by the International Journal of Radiation Biology, it was found that EMF radiation from devices such as your laptop and cell phone, change the structural makeup of your DNA and can lead to increased cancer risk such as brain cancers like glioma. 

Due to the wide frequency range of interaction with EMF producing devices such as your laptop, DNA can be damaged by environmental EMFs due to the structural changes imposed by electronic conduction. According to the report this kind of DNA damage can account for increases in cancer epidemiology

Although many of these tests have been performed with cell phone use, the main point is that EMF radiation damage is cumulative, and you should be doing everything you can to reduce your exposure.

Pregnancy

By now you should be aware that EMF radiation is potentially dangerous, unfortunately though, the risks are not common knowledge as companies that produce radiation producing devices are attempting to protect their liability by releasing reports that claim to be safe. 

As you can see in this article radiation safety regulations are outdated and somewhat unreliable which has led to independent testing that reveals there is a stark contrast between what manufacturers are claiming and the truth

Hands forming a heart of a pregnant belly

Photo by Alicia Petresc on Unsplash

If you are pregnant one of the worst things you can do is use a laptop directly on your belly without significant protection such as that given by Omnia's Radiation Balancer Packs which rebalance your cells when applied to your everyday EMF producing devices.  

In 2013 a study by Duke University published in the Journal of Fertilization shows a correlation between laptop and computer radiation exposure and miscarriage.

In another study conducted in 2012 by the National Center for Biotechnology Information it was found that pregnant mothers and their fetuses can be exposed to more EMF radiation from a laptop than by high voltage power lines, inducing current densities that are 182-263% higher than the projected safety limits for a fetus, and 71-483% higher than the limits set for a pregnant mother.

The key takeaway here, especially if you’re pregnant or planning to conceive, is to avoid using laptops on your belly at all costs. When it comes to protecting your baby you should consider avoiding direct contact with your laptop where possible and reduce the DNA altering radiation by applying an anti-radiation sticker such as the ORB.

Fertility

There’s an ever-growing body of evidence suggesting that exposure to WiFi producing radiation from laptops can have a notable increase in the DNA fragmentation of sperm. One study published in 2012 by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine found that just four hours of use can lead to decreased sperm motility (a key indicator of sperm health). 

Japanese researcher Kumiko Nakata conducted a study in 2018 (published in 2019) which concluded that radiation from WiFi enabled devices such as your laptop, kills sperm!

Nakata divided the subjects into three groups

  • The first group exposed sperm to EMF radiation from a pocket WiFi router.
  • In group two, sperm samples were exposed to electromagnetic field radiation using EMF protection such as a Radiation Balancer to shield exposure.
  • Group three was a control group with no EMF exposure.

Kumiko Nakata said: “After 30 minutes activation of EM waves, the motility rate of the control and shield group was 87 per cent, while that of the exposed group was 88 per cent.”

He went on to say that:

“After 60 minutes, there was also little difference in the sperm motility rates across the three groups. However, after two hours activation of EM waves, the motility rate of the control group was 53.3 per cent, the shield group was 44.9 per cent, and the exposed group was much lower at 26.4 percent.

The study concluded that after just two hours, the group exposed to WiFi radiation has half the quantity of viable sperm as the group with no exposure.

Nakata continued: 

“After 24 hours, the dead sperm rate of the control group was 8.4 per cent, the shield group was 18.2 per cent, and the exposed group was 23.3 per cent, the latter being significantly higher.” 

As you can see, the effects of radiation created by your laptop have a very serious impact on male fertility.

Other risks

Dr. Martin Pall, PhD and Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University, compiled a list of the various effects and risks that EMF radiation from laptops and other devices can cause to your body.

  1. Nervous system and brain effects, leading to widespread neurological/neuropsychiatric effects.
  2. Endocrine/hormonal effects.
  3. Oxidative stress and free radical damage, which have central roles in chronic diseases.
  4. DNA effects, producing single strand and double strand breaks in cellular DNA and oxidized bases in our cellular DNA, which can lead to cancer and mutations.
  5. Elevated levels of apoptosis (programmed cell death), which can cause neurodegenerative diseases and infertility.
  6. Lower male and female fertility, lower sex hormones, lower libido and increased levels of spontaneous abortion. With laptops this effect is especially pronounced, since the source of radiation is in very close proximity to male and female sexual organs.
  7. Excessive intracellular calcium [Ca2+]i and calcium signaling which can lead to pathophysiological (disease-causing) responses.
  8. Cell effects via 15 different mechanisms to cause cancer.

What Can You Do To Reduce The Health Risks of Laptop Radiation?

1.Turn off WiFi and Bluetooth and use your Laptop Battery where possible

As mentioned earlier, both WiFi and Bluetooth produce significant amounts of magnetic and radio field radiation but did you know that your AC power is also a significant source of radiation. We know that it’s not always possible to run your laptop off the battery but when you do your laptop is emitting less radiation.

2. Avoid Resting your Laptop on your lap

When we advise you not to use your laptop on your lap, we’re not saying you shouldn’t use your laptop at all. Obviously not. In fact, this article is being written on a laptop, but when it comes to EMF radiation, distance matters.

The risks associated with EMF producing devices are reduced significantly when you cut the distance between the source and your body. In fact, the difference is exponential meaning that when you double the distance between you and your laptop, computer, iPad, etc the power of the EMF radiation is cut by 75%.

Consider this when storing your portable devices in your pocket, bra, or lap. Remember, every inch matters. 

3.Use our Radiation Balancing Packs to offset the Cellular Imbalancing Effects of EMF producing devices

By attaching one of Omnia’s Radiation Balancing (ORB) stickers to your laptop, computer, iPad, cellphone, WiFi router, baby monitor and any other radiating device, you will protect yourself and family from the risks associated with EMFs due to the combination of conscious energy technology and a brand new unit of energy called ‘Deca’.

What this means is that the ORB actively and permanently brings radiation from EMFs back into balance so as to not upset and distort human cells as mentioned earlier. 

By harmonizing the radiation fields produced by laptops and other devices Omnia’s Radiation Balancers can protect you from the risks associated with EMF and microwave radiation such as cancer, infertility, and pregnancy issues.

Not only do we have a selection of testimonials to support our claim, we can also prove in tests that the ORB is 100% effective at protecting you and your family from harmful radiation.

Get your ORB packs today to ensure complete peace of mind knowing that if you’re unable to follow some of our other advice such as reducing exposure to your laptop or computer, that you will be protected at all times.

How We Rate EMF Producing Devices In Your Home

Our rating system is established by considering which devices produce the highest amount of radiation while taking into account how close the devices are to your body and the estimated duration at which the average person is exposed to these devices.

We give laptops and computers an exposure rating of 8/10. We also give WiFi exposure (such as that from iPads, tablets, and of course laptops and computers) a rating of 9/10.

Considering that your laptop and computer tend to remain ‘connected’ and that you use them within close range such as resting your laptop on your lap while surfing the internet, we give ‘WiFi/Bluetooth enabled Laptop’s a Radiation Risk Exposure rating of 10/10.