Could Your Phone Hurt You? Electromagnetic Pollution

Could Your Phone Hurt You? Electromagnetic Pollution


Electricity is all around us, all the time. It makes our lives easier, safer, more fun and most of us never think about it. But is there such a thing as too much electricity? Electronic devices emit an electromagnetic field, which is suspected to cause cancer. We read countless sources on this topic to summarize the results of the latest research for you.

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  1. Mr.WoeBeGone on April 24, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Chuck would agree with this video

  2. Jake Garcia on April 24, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Fantastic video, and just what I needed. I have a degree in electrical engineering and a substation is being built right behind my house and despite my educational background, I still was unsure about the effects due to so many articles out there. This had the information and was concise and very easy to understand.

    My theoretical understanding of EMF radiation is that it shouldn’t cause any harm, but it’s good to see that a statistical standpoint confirms this as well.

  3. Enfield on April 24, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    I can give you a better version: You cannot survive without radiation!

  4. akX on April 24, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    thanks for making a 7 minute video abt nothing.

  5. EZ shotron on April 24, 2022 at 6:49 pm


  6. Hing lam on April 24, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    6:44 you didn’t translate that sentence into Chinese and you put it into the Chinese subtitle

  7. Rob Park Mitchell, jr Music on April 24, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Thank you kurzgesagt for reminding us, in the closing shot, of the pressing problem of sharks in a tornado. Get the word out, people!

  8. Jarvis Conrad on April 24, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Brilliant kasgesat

  9. marco zordan grande on April 24, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Im sorry to say this but this video is partially wrong
    1. For first the reported studies that are shown in the video are usually one-sided because of economic interests and there are other studies that have shown evidence it can be harmful.
    2. It has missed the eyesight problems which I think everyone can agree on this, just see how many people wear glasses nowadays for example
    3. I asked my aunt who is biologist and she told me that there is an atom of iron in each of our red blood cells which is in theory, affected by the radiation
    4. As literally everything in the world too much of something is bad.

  10. augusto moreira on April 24, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    dude, smoke detectors have radiation in them and no one has a prolem with it.
    even _if_ your phone does something, it wouldnt be enough to actually harm you.

  11. Om on April 24, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    At 0:37 It would we something like accelerated moment of charge not movement of charge

  12. ᄒᄒᄒᄒ on April 24, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    If electromagnetic waves were actually harmful, we wouldn’t have been worried.
    we don’t have time to worry about getting hospital treatment.

  13. Mundo Da Criança on April 24, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    0:21 The chances are pretty low, actually.

  14. MonsterSmike on April 24, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    What happens when they do find ways to use radiowaves/wifi to hack human brains?

  15. Dank Memer Music on April 24, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    ok microwaves do not cause cancer. they are non ionizing. but if there are enough of them, they could cook you alive (aka microwave ovens)

  16. Potty Fot on April 24, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    I honestly believe that even if a study was released linking cell phones to cancer… most people would ignore it. Like a person addicted to herion or meth. The activity overrides the risk because the effects aren’t immediate.

  17. Coreisus - Band on April 24, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Did you know on page 50 or so of your cell phone plan, the plan you agreed to but didn’t read, straight up warns us that prolonged use will cause cancer?

  18. Serpent Gaming on April 24, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Simple answer is yes and does anyone really care if it hurts them a microwave is probably worse for ya then a phone we still use those

  19. roblox dg on April 24, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    hey look in the bright side atleas theres video games and plus i don’t have a brain soo ill never get brain cancer

  20. Hairo Aguilera on April 24, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Remember that if mainstream media can lie about electronic devices causing cancer, they can lie about COVID being "deadly" when it actually has a over 99% survival rate

  21. Andy Tanjung on April 24, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    I believe it will end up like this after 30 years: We have finally found radio frequency to be disruptive to sleep regulation and hormone production causing metabolic problems and oxidative stress. Therefore we strongly discourage the use of 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G bands. But for 5G and 6G bands we haven’t found any conclusive evidence as we need to conduct another long term study requiring 2-3 decades to decide whether it is safe or not.

    The damage has already been for those living before that study is released…

  22. Roshan on April 24, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Well if radio waves are harmful then you would stay away from light.

  23. undying on April 24, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    I studied chemistry for 4 years. Here’s my takeaway:

    The difference between electromagnetic energy and micro radiation is they both do not cause cancer. Colors are correlated to wave lengths which cannot penetrate through DNA or solid surfaces. If you stand close to a microwave it will not damage chromosomes or your DNA. Also the colour of visible light depends on its wavelength. These wavelengths range from 700 nm at the red end of the spectrum to 400 nm at the violet end. Visible light waves are the only electromagnetic waves we can see. And just to emphasize, Ionizing radiation mostly comes from radioactive sources. Several kinds of ionizing radiation will cause DNA damage. But for example: microwaves are not radioactive, and do not cause ionizing radiation. Another myth about microwaves is that they penetrate to the bone which is not true.

  24. Boone Grant on April 24, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Kurzgesagt: could the thing we value most slowly be killing us. me: you mean mentally or physically

  25. surelychoo on April 24, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    omg is that a Maniac reference at 4:30?? i love you guys

  26. Susavet on April 24, 2022 at 7:16 pm


  27. Mr Product on April 24, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Disappointing video, I don’t suffer from the Nocebo effect, I get pains in my hands daily at night time after long use on a mobile phone, I can tell after an hour if my phone is in my pocket, I can tell if its turned on or not due to a slight burning in my leg.

  28. Voidin on April 24, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    🐤 bird

  29. Connor F on April 24, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    What about emf

  30. Alan Manager on April 24, 2022 at 7:23 pm


    you have a headache and complain to ur mom and she blames it on ur phone

  31. Aidan Chappelle on April 24, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    0:35 I was not expecting that lmao.

  32. peikko ryppynen on April 24, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    My room has 300 microteslas is it normal?

  33. Pre-Christmas Gift on April 24, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Poor birdie

  34. James Walker on April 24, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Son: Mom, the water in my body has microplastics
    Mom: cuz of that damned phone

  35. TRub1c on April 24, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    I KNEW IT WOULD BE NO!!! 6:00

  36. Fight Guy on April 24, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    I hope my mom don’t see this video.

  37. augusto moreira on April 24, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    2:05 microwave the first waterbender

  38. aCollectionOfCellsThatMakeMemes on April 24, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    School lunch is killing me more than this

  39. {} on April 24, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    **Charles McGill likes that**

  40. Eco Neato - Eric Talaska on April 24, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    I’ve met many nutjobs in person who make a big effort to only go and live where there are no cell towers. Of course they still get chem trails there too lol

  41. FennecTECH on April 24, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    EM pollution is real. But it more of an annoyance when trying to work with radio or electronics on scopes and getting weird noise from somewhere

  42. Clydoscope on April 24, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    I can only say this sentence..

  43. Aseetosh Aseetosh on April 24, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    THE ONLY YOUTUBE channel in the world that can make the mOST EVIL things appear BEAUTIFUL and appeasing

  44. Max Richards on April 24, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Swamp thing

  45. Myguelsaurus on April 24, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    I was about to show my mom this video (we shut internet down at night cuz of this supposedly) then I recalled she only trust her own sources and won’t see or read mine

  46. Bruhcord on April 24, 2022 at 7:39 pm


  47. Moinuddin Ahmed on April 24, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Continuously using for longterm is directly dangerous for one’s health. Reduce the hours of using them and using heavy devices and apps which require too much radiation for their working because not only from towers but also the device from inside produces electromagnetic fields and heat waves or infrared radiations continuously. So better not to use the devices and apps continuously for longterm. But even for the little amount of use the harmful effects will remain and exist and show up in some other anomalies and future diseases related to factors which are indirectly increased by these electromagnetic interferences for such longterm.

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  49. Helasri Pabasara on April 24, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Thank you

  50. I Love U on April 24, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    5G is electronic a little nuclear bomb!
    This is very dangerous!

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