Between rising rates of cancer among young people and my own history with computers, I've suspected there may be a connection between the rise of technology and the incidence of cancer.
This article over at Discovery suggests certain chemicals used in computer components (and their production) have been shown to cause cancer. While these substances clearly are not unique to computers, it may be computer technology that has brought them into our homes.
I guess what I'm saying, boys and girls, is to try to avoid eating cadmium. Just one of many excellent reasons you should not lick your computer.