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Answered 2007-06-25 08:18:17

The short answer is; NO.

None of the components of a computer are capable of giving you cancer. Any standard off-the-shelf computer is tested and must pass FCC regulations etc.

There was the case of a software bug in the Therac-25. This was a machine designed to give radiotherapy to cancer patients. It had a problem with it's software which accidentally fatally over-dosed patients.

See; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therac-25

To "get cancer" your computer would need to emit some sort of radiation. To do that, it would need some 'component' or hardware to do that. If it does not, then there is no problem.

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