‘Toasted Skin Syndrome’ Caused by Laptops

toasted skin syndrome

A 12-year-old boy shows off the ‘toasted skin’ on his leg after using a laptop for several hours a day.

Balancing your laptop on your knees could be bad for your skin, doctors have warned.  The heat generated by the ubiquitous devices can cause ‘toasted skin syndrome’ – a nettle sting-like rash that can cause permanent discoloration and, in rare cases, cancer.

 

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