You may be wondering, “Why do I need a HARApad?”
First, laptop computers emit electromagnetic radiation and harmful heat that, when placed on your lap, go directly into your body.
Why is this something you need to be concerned with? Here are a few reasons why:
Radiation is energy that is transmitted in the form of waves or particles. We’re exposed to extremely low frequency (ELF) radiation every day from sources like portable media devices, computers, mp3 players, televisions and even power lines.
However, a laptop is among the few electrical devices we use in direct contact with our body, consequently exposing us to the full effects of the radiation.
Many health professionals recommend limiting ELF exposure to 1-3 milliGauss (mG).- Laptops often emit between 75-175 mG while running everyday tasks – clearly a lot more than you should be exposed to.
The problem with ELF electromagnetic radiation is that it has been linked to diseases like leukemia, Alzheimer’s disease, infertility
and electromagnetic sensitivity.
The HARApad also protects against the heat emitted from your laptop. The heat can seem harmless and normal, but it can cause
- Long-term laptop computer heat exposure has been shown to cause toasted skin syndrome, also known as “laptop-induced
dermatosis,” which can lead to skin cancer.
- The heat from a laptop can interfere with normal cellular functions and reduce the quality and quantity of sperm production.
What the experts are saying about the risks of EMR
“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns “There is reason for concern” and advises “prudent avoidance.”
– Dr. Joseph Mercola
“Fifteen Studies…show that ELF and RF/MW exposure reduces melatonin in people and a serotonin enhancement,” and melatonin
is a “scavenger of free radicals” which are “now known to play a formative role in most brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s’ Disease,
Lou Gehrig’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s Disease.”
– Dr. Neil Cherry
“There is little doubt that exposure to ELF causes childhood cancer.”
– The BioInitiative Report 2007
“Laboratory studies that examine human breast cancer cells have shown that ELF exposure between 6 mG and 12 mG can interfere
with protective effects of melatonin for the growth of these breast cancer cells.”
– Dr. Lennart Hardell of University Hospital Department of Oncology and Mrs. Cindy Sage, of Sage Associates
“Exposure up to 2.5 milliGauss is considered safe. Higher values are not considered entirely safe and over 10 mG is considered
– Dr. Warren Brodey