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    Can computer radiation cause cancer?

    Is there any researchs about this? I'm worried because i started working on the computer and gotta use it for like 8+ hours a day.

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    There is absolutely no evidence to show that cancer is triggered by working on a computer.

    However, it is vital to ensure that you walk around every hour and that you do not stare constantly at the screen. Sitting hunched over a computer can result in serious spinal problems and staring at a screen can cause problems with your eyes.

    This is a useful comment on the subject: http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a950120.html

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    I have heard of problems- in males, If they have a lap top and it's on their lap for long periods. Manly news on being sterile and the heat can kill sperm etc. Though about 3-4 months ago. In a newspaper here in Australia. They had a article about testicle cancer from lap tops etc- Again- if they are directly on the lap.

    I guess like all things, we wont know till 20 years time.
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    There are all sort of rumors about computers, cellphones, and other electronic devises causing cancer. However, to my knowing, know of those rumors is back by truly scientific evidence.
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    Hi seumadruga
    I would be much more concerned about your mobile phone than a pc! If your PC has an LCD screen any radiation is minimal, almost non existent. Absolutely nothing to worry about in my humble opinion.

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    Used computer for many years (im 22) and i got testicular cancer, but i don't think there is any correlation between them.


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