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My roommate often has his laptop's power supply close to him, and I am just wondering whether this can cause health problems, since there may be radiation generated by the power supply.

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There is no harmful radiation coming from the power adapter. –  ChrisF Mar 21 '12 at 10:51
    
What is wrong with a healthy problem? –  soandos Mar 21 '12 at 10:57
    
At least he doesn't have a CRT monitor =p –  ekaj Mar 21 '12 at 12:49
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@ekaj Surely, you mean semi-portable X-ray emitter. –  Eroen Mar 21 '12 at 13:10
    
@ChrisF: Maybe not radiation, but what's with the electric field? ;) –  Bobby Mar 21 '12 at 14:32

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Short answer: no.

Longer answer: definitely not.

Long answer: do you even know what you mean by "radiation"? Do you know the difference between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation?

The only problem that could arise is if the power adapter got hot enough to burn him, which he would have noticed in the usual way one notices heat, and subsequently most probably moved the power adapter.

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Actually, a hot power supply can become dangerous (for guys) even before it starts burning your skin away. Just google around, e.g. wired.com/wiredscience/2010/11/… –  Benjamin Bannier Mar 21 '12 at 12:53
    
@honk: No, it can become dangerous for the boys, that's a difference. ;) –  Bobby Mar 21 '12 at 14:32
    
Lest he put the power supply on his pelvis, he and his future children will be fine. At least as far as the placement of the power supply is involved. –  Daniel Andersson Mar 21 '12 at 14:32

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