CNN Explains: Cell phones and radiation

CNN Explains: Cell phones and radiation

You love your cell phone, but is it emitting radiation that could be harmful? CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains.

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50 Comments

  1. Digitaldeath 187 on June 1, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Liar

  2. Godzilla on June 1, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Does surfing through the internet on wi fi cause radiation?

  3. Laura Lewis on June 1, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    So, the conspiracy theorists were correct on this one. Scary sh*t!

  4. Dadanklazer on June 1, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Even though this is a very serious problem, there are more problems with phones, such as texting. Are phones even worth talking on?

  5. Green Swan Inc. on June 1, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Many thanks from us at Green Swan, Inc. to both CNN and Dr. Gupta for this articulate public service announcement as to the potential health issues associated with cell phone use. We encourage everyone to pay attention to the proximity guidelines contained within your cell phone user manual. Practice the precautionary principle and remember to keep cell phones away from your head and body.

  6. F350 Gaming on June 1, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Oh sh!t professor I think your right

  7. John Puccetti on June 1, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Brain cancer is the leading cancer in children under ten. Brain cancer is up 200% in this country. I wonder why? We are all living in a microwave soup.

  8. TheReclaimerRx7 on June 1, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    stupid 11th grade assignment

  9. Izzy G. on June 1, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Sometimes people actually use their phones,

    other times people use their phones either to apparently-text in case they walk by someone they don’t wanna talk to

    or

    they hold their phone to their ear to apparently-talk to someone, probably cuz they won’t look alone.
    If that’s not the case, then idk why.

  10. Katzelle3 on June 1, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Well, I have a Galaxy Note 2. Hah! Take that, suckers and enjoy your cancer!

  11. radblocker on June 1, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    One of the best solutions is to use air-tube headset.
    Using air, instead of wires, limits exposure to potentially harmful electromagnetic radiation and dramatically reduces the amount radiation exposure to the user’s head, ear and brain.
    The tube and earpiece contain no metal conductors and achieve up to 98% radiation reduction.
    I found the Smart&Safe headset (EchoTUBEZ) as a good, effective choice.

  12. Linda Chapman on June 1, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Satan brings Child Sacrifice to epic proportions & laughs while the parents hand them the tools of destruction & death.

  13. Richard Gao on June 1, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    In my opinion, this video doesn’t explain the whole story about cell phones and radiation. Cell phones typically use radiowaves as a method of communication (e.g. waves from the radio tower reach the phone and vice versa) and this is generally how you are able to call other people on your phone. Radiowaves are in the lowest frequency range in the electromagnetic radiation spectrum (gamma rays have the highest, and visible light is in the middle). As a simple explanation, the amount of energy that an EMR wave carries is directly proportional to its frequency, so the higher the frequency the higher the amount of energy. Since radiowaves have lower frequency than even visible light, this means that they exhibit energy levels which are less than the sunlight we receive everyday. So if you’re scared about dying from cell-phone radiation, guess you shouldn’t be going outside either.

    I am not saying that cell phones are not posing a greater risk to human health, but rather that the radiowaves which are emitted from your cellphone is hardly the main cause of "the harmful effects."

  14. Carlos Nazario on June 1, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    I wonder if a decade from now we are going to see a spike in hip cancers where we carry them all the time.

  15. Putin Bear on June 1, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    No wonder cancer is increasing at record rates.

  16. ElectricSense on June 1, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Study after study is confirming just how dangerous cell phone radiation is. In May of this year the U.S. National Toxicology Program, of the U.S. National Institutes of Health published the world’s largest and most well-designed study of its type, costing $25 million. They found an increased occurrence of rare brain tumors in male rats and increases in nerve tumors in both male and female rats exposed to cell phone radiation.

  17. Living Successfully With Disabilities on June 1, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    An important and under-reported danger, thank you.

  18. Sean Bearly on June 1, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    The instructions say hold phone an inch away from your ear. Then he holds the phone 6 inches from his head and says, "I don’t know how many people talk on the phone like this." What an idiot. So "Doctor" Sanjay Gupta says while "we don’t know enough yet" to prove anything we shouldn’t take a chance, because we don’t want to get cancer in 10 years and then find out that cell phones were bad for us. Thanks CNN! Thank you so much!
    From webmd: https://www.webmd.com/children/news/20140819/children-cell-phones#2
    "Studies have been inconsistent and results have been conflicting. There is no consensus about the degree of cancer risk posed by cell phone use, if any at all."

  19. Nikki Ralston on June 1, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    dowload TAWKON app – its great for letting you know when radiation exposure is high an reminds you to talk safely

  20. Zac and Carrot on June 1, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Kids nowadays have their own phone for themselves

  21. AnnaMariah Nau on June 1, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    You are so right. I talk to people every day who were fine, and then a Smart Meter, cell tower or some other new EMF source overloaded their system, and even after the meter was removed, or they moved, they were still having issues. Many have found that a BioElectric Shield, or other radiation protection device has helped them get back to normal.

  22. DR Strange on June 1, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Not if but AS the earth decible is six percent and tinnitus starts at sixteen percent ringing in the ears (particle smashing) is the answer power or volume? Not if AS this Is this a global or earth standard (issue) (constitution) the human communication may might simplely solved with a city hall and a poll.

  23. Alex on June 1, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    "Electro sensitive"? You couldn’t come up with something better could you?

  24. Imnaught Aphool on June 1, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Not hard to test the radiation field around each user. Microwaves slow cook your brain. Far more retrogressive than the trendy foot x-ray machines they used to have in shoe stores. Cell phone users rapidly become physically addicted, cognitively impaired, suffer memory loss, early dementia, neurodegenerative decline, nerve & muscle diseases, autism Parkinson’s, MS.
    Generation X-Ray’s well on the way to Generation Brain Damaged. This is literally a NO BRAINER. Go cold turkey before it’s too late

  25. Cheng Zeng on June 1, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    try a cell-repel, pretty useful!!

  26. Daniel Melberg on June 1, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    Have a look at the great products from PONG. (Pong Research) They have products that take these matters seriously, and at the same time deliver fantastic top quality products. You can read all about it on Pong Research’s webpage.

  27. The egg says hola on June 1, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    This person is wrong very very very very wrong and dumb cellphone radiation is nonionizing

  28. Logan on June 1, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Very good video you help me a lot thank you: D

  29. George Nix on June 1, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Once again, CNN caters to the lowest common denominator. Cell phone radiation as a causal to cancer formation is less logical than homeopathy or a flat earth. There is no known physical mechanism for said "radiation" to causer cancer. I could make a strong argument for CFL’s causing cancer or wearing of winter hats.

  30. Brandon Cobb on June 1, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Visible light has higher energy then radio waves hhhhmmmmmmm

  31. Cell Phone Health on June 1, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    The dangers of cell phone radiation exposure are something to be mindful about. As Dr. Gupta says, it takes years, even decades, before any real conclusions can be made. This is not unlike the tobacco issue.

  32. Juan Perez on June 1, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Very good thought. You can’t pop corn too easy with a cell phone. You have to focus all the RF output on the popcorn to pop the corn. It may pop one kernel if you focus all the watts of RF output right. I checked my phone stats to see if it was in the ball park. But this puts it in perspective:
    A typical phone like mine on the 1900 band puts out 1.1429 watts or .27 calories per second according to FCC ID specifications.

    Look up the FCC ID for your phones to get a better estimate.

    It takes 540 cal to completely boil off 1 cc or 1 gram of water. 1 cc is close to 1/5th teaspoon of water.
    1 kernel of popcorn is about 1/10th gram.
    If 540/10 = 54, then it takes approximately 54 cal to boil off 1 cc of water or pop 1 kernel of popcorn.

    At 1.1429 watts my phone puts out .27 calories per second according to the FCC.. So then if 5 phones put out all their Radio frequency all at once, it could take approximately 40 seconds to pop a kernel of popcorn. And if one phone could pop a kernel of popcorn after about 3 minutes and 20 seconds next to a kernel.

    If you talk a lot on the phone it may hurt after a lot. If all that RF output could put out 50 calories and cook a popcorn kernel after 3 to 4 minutes, No wonder they say too much might do some harm. We work with radios all the time.

    But like iPhone manufacturers literature said, used wisely, wired headphones can keep the RF output away from you and doesn’t do as much damage. I like phones and I like ear buds. I’m keeping my phone.

  33. Life Is Good on June 1, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Soooo since cell phones and Bluetooth took over, the world has seen head, hand, hip and arm cancers rise over 400% to date, and some of these were never heard of before the mid 90s 🤔 source that buddy

  34. EDG on June 1, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    1:00 it also tells you the same for uhf/vhf handheld radios because humans are shit antennas and block reception. how is cnn still got followers with all its fake news

  35. Imnaught Aphool on June 1, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Not true Gupta. They actually DO know microwaves used for cell phones harm you. Military documents make it clear they are the sector which created these weaponized frequencies in the first place, to kill, maim, fast or slow. Russia under Putin has developed microwave oven frequencies as fully lethal weapons.

  36. fitforsoccer000888 on June 1, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    The solution is an earpiece? Like, a wireless one? I guess in theory it’s less radiation, but has anyone tested bluetooth to see if it’s actually less?

  37. fhi lohh on June 1, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Now 5G is rolling out and EVERYBODY’S blaming coronavirus. Smdh. Wake up people.

  38. Mobile Safety com au on June 1, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Pong cases are excellent for reducing radiation. The RF3 headsets reduce radiation by 100% as they are an air tube head set without the copper wire. Most wired headsets do not have a filter to cut the radiation levels from phone to head. Check it out the company Mobile safety that specialises in anti radiation products.

  39. fitforsoccer000888 on June 1, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    You are smart. Indeed it does use electromagnetic radiation to transmit information. Instead, use an ethernet cord for your computer or android tablet. Apple tablets don’t allow wired connections btw…dangit apple!

  40. Colin Vernet on June 1, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    first of all that was in no way .9 inches, it was closer to 6. I’m pretty sure quite a few people do keep their phone a bit away from their head. but sheesh its almost like he has to compensate for something… also, CITATIONS?? I realize that in this world you can just say "studies show" and 90% of people will blindly follow you, but I really hope that some people out there can see past this blatant attempt by out dated and failing industries (like headset manufacturers) to scare you into buying their stuff. furthermore, I don’t think that we can forsake a HUGE TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT on the base that there isn’t "sufficient" evidence to call it 100% safe, while a puny and highly flawed argument surfaces to say otherwise. progress should be the given the benefit of the doubt, on top of an already stronger database.

    not to be hypocritical, I will cite
    the INTERPHONE study and The Danish cohort study
    both released by the American cancer society as to say that there is no evidence of any ill effects generated by cell phones,

    as well as an article published by CNN themselves giving the opinion of Bernard Leikind PhD, who is aa physicist. having researched and taught at the University of Maryland, UCLA, General Atomics and the Livermore Laboratory. written essays about the cell phone radiation controversy for the Skeptic, a publication of the Skeptics Society, a scientific and educational organization that examines controversial claims. and who pays T-Mobile about $40 a month for his cell phone service, which constitutes all of his financial dealings with cell phone companies.

  41. Panata Pun on June 1, 2022 at 9:53 pm
  42. lllWARCHILDlll on June 1, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Any parent providing a cellphone to their child without monitoring it and their child is a complete and total moron. You’ve provided an open door of communication from complete strangers into their lives… and you aren’t going to be a parent for that? Either do your job or don’t have children, they didn’t make the choice to be had, you made the choice to have them.

  43. Manpreet Heer on June 1, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    thanks

  44. Girs on June 1, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    Stupid 6th grade assignment

  45. Howard Kalnitsky on June 1, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Sanjay..when are you finally going to get it right..it is not about thermal heating any more…the tissues doesn’t need to be heated at all in order for dna to break..why do you insist on talking about this? IT is the frequencies that mess with us…heating is irrelevant.

  46. Imnaught Aphool on June 1, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    “Let me be very clear. The Industry has NOT said once, not ONCE, that cell phones are safe.” – Dane Snowden, vice president & representative of the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) at a safety legislation hearing in California. Every single smart meter is 40X stronger than a cell phone, surrounds the occupants in the structure, makes the home a microwave oven w/ occupants as the meat slow cooking in it. Take back your life & power. Use common law to refuse forced danger.

  47. AnnaMariah Nau on June 1, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    It IS the frequencies, even from other people’s phones, the wifi etc. At least he’s talking about the issue. But there’s so much more than Just your cell phone causing issues.

  48. Imnaught Aphool on June 1, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Holding a cell phone away from the head ignores the rest of the frequedncy equation, namely the triangulation of frequencies from all the cell towers pulled into the area by the cell phone. En route, the towers send frequencies through the brains &bodies of the cell user & others all around each cell user.Keeping phones one inch away from a brain that runs on bio-electricity is dangerous. Using an ear bud is even worse since this creates an antenna to direct frequencies deeper into the brain.

  49. TEAMJESUS 70 on June 1, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Airplane Mode. Still, the best excuss not to talk to people.

  50. Imnaught Aphool on June 1, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    People inadvertently grant "Authority" consent to harm them. BACKWARDS: Utilities & telecom corporations are GIVEN immunity from ALL liability by statutory laws created by corrupt governments you elect, which shelter corporations from you. Take back any consent you have inadvertently given away. Claim/reclaim your rights, the ones you have had all along. Use common law to refuse s/meters. It’s the foundation of all English law. Go to BC freedom then word press then com & click on DOCUMENTS

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