Studies say that raising the temperature between 1 and 3 degrees can cause sustained damage to fertility.
It makes sense, but I've never thought about it before. Creepy.
European fertility studies, meanwhile, have shown that in general, an increase in scrotum temperature by 1 C can reduce sperm count by as much as 40 percent, Sheynkin said.
Heat generated from laptops is nothing new. A couple of cases have emerged over the years of laptops catching fire due to defective batteries or faulty AC adapters. Laptop users have been known to use pillows, books or other items on their laps to buffer the heat emitted from portable computers.
But before hardware makers rush out to develop new laptop peripherals designed to protect fertility, Sheynkin has a word of caution.