POSTED: Monday, October 4, 2010 - 2:06am
UPDATED: Monday, October 4, 2010 - 8:31am
CHICAGO (AP) - A medical report says people who work with computers on their laps for long periods could suffer from "toasted skin syndrome."
In one 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.
The condition is generally harmless but can cause permanent skin darkening. In very rare cases, it can cause damage leading to skin cancers.