The Silent Risk that is Laptop Radiation
Most people will have access to a laptop or PC and these devices are considered a staple part of modern lifestyles. There are little-known risks associated with their use; the likes of which can lead to terminal conditions if not properly managed. The risk of radiation isn’t a new concept, in fact it dates back to even the earliest uses of electrical outlets where energy emissions were required.
These days, most computer devices are fitted with advanced protective features that all but eliminate the risk of laptop radiation. There are times where these features won’t be enough however, and as most personal computers will still emit a form of energy in one way or another, the risk of exposure is an ever-present event – and one that should be considered carefully.
Protecting yourself from laptop emissions
The main culprit for emitting radiation is actually the screen of a laptop. The same can be said of a computer’s monitor, or even a television screen. No matter whether the backlighting is created by LCDs, if the source is via plasma, or if another technology is used; just waving your hand in front of a warm screen will be more than enough to demonstrate the energy making its way from the surface outwards, into a living/ functional area.
So, how can this emission be contained for protection and why do so many people overlook the need to secure their devices? Well, it all stems back to the wide availability of laptops and handheld devices; although manufactures are legally obliged to take every precaution to protect their consumers, this requirement does have a time limit. As a result, a provider isn’t required to ensure protection after the warranty expires.
What this means is that many devices are fitted with components that will protect for as long as they are able – and once they expire, they may not perform quite as well as originally intended. This is where taking matters into your own hands can be of benefit. There are a multitude of ways to protect a user, or yourself, from the radiation emitted by screens and electrical devices.
One of the most common relates to screen covers – and these useful little tools can be fitted over the surface of a monitor (without risking damage). Once fitted, the unique composition of the cover will act to prevent radiation leakage from the screen itself, without reducing visibility to the display. Just this simple addition can reduce radiation emission by up to 95%, with the remaining 5% being so minimal that research has shown it to be almost harmless to organic materials (including human genetics).
Other methods include installing casing around laptops, as well as port covers (USB, HDMI and Ethernet) that can sometimes be prone to emitting radiation – and the more measures that are utilised, the more protected the user will be.