- Published: 15 Oct 2010 at 06.50
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Spending much time with your laptop on your lap might not be a very good idea.
Laptops ‘toast skin’
CHICAGO: People who work with a laptop computer on their lap might want to rethink that habit. Doing it a lot can lead to ‘‘toasted skin syndrome’’, a mottled skin condition caused by long-term heat exposure, according to medical reports.
In one recent case, a 12-year-old boy developed a sponge-patterned skin discoloration on his left thigh after playing computer games a few hours every day for several months.
‘‘He recognised that the laptop got hot on the left side; however, regardless of that, he did not change its position,’’ Swiss researchers reported in the journal Pediatrics. AP
lap – the top half of your legs above your knees when you sit down หน้าตัก, หน้าขา
toast – to put something close to the heat until it turns brown ปิ้ง
rethink – to consider or think about something again in order to decide whether or not to make changes คิดใหม่, คิดอีก, ทบทวนใหม่
syndrome – a set of feelings or actions that are typical in a particular situation; a medical condition that has a particular set of effects on your body or mind ลักษณะเชิงซ้อนต่างๆ ที่บ่งบอกถึงสภาพใดสภาพหนึ่ง, อาการของโรคต่างๆ ที่เกิดขึ้นพร้อมๆ กัน
mottled – covered with spots of light or dark colours of different shapes ซึ่งเป็นรอย, ซึ่งเป็นจุดด่างดำ
exposure – the state of being put into a situation in which something harmful or dangerous might affect you การให้ถูกแสง
sponge – a natural or artificial material full of small holes that is used for taking in liquid and cleaning things ฟองน้ำ
discoloration – the process of changing colour and no longer looking new, clean, or healthy สีตก, การทำเปื้อน,การเปลี่ยนสี
thigh – the top part of your leg, above your knee ต้นขา
pediatrics – the part of medical science that deals with children and the treatment of their illnesses