Could Your Phone Hurt You? Electromagnetic Pollution

  • Published on Jul 7, 2019
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    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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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

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    • SawdinoChandria
      SawdinoChandria 13 hours ago

      Can you talk about singularities please?

    • Rayzon •
      Rayzon • 14 hours ago

      there are studies that show 5g is causing cancer

    • Władca Wymiaru
      Władca Wymiaru 2 days ago

      I am STILL waiting for thorium MRS video *Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell* made by you!!!
      And another: global warming is FALSE! Proven with math and data from US *Historical Climatology Network Stations*

    • Jose maximiliano De anda resendiz
      Jose maximiliano De anda resendiz 4 days ago

      Qué es trappist 1

  • naynay sploogle
    naynay sploogle Hour ago

    What about cell phone towers

  • Janeth Eroles
    Janeth Eroles 3 hours ago

    Pleasw create vidd😃😃

  • Menos The Name
    Menos The Name 4 hours ago

    Have you checked how router signals affect ants, bees and mammals?
    I think it was ordinary wi-fi.

  • Waheeda Ali
    Waheeda Ali 5 hours ago +1

    Btw ur channel is amazing

  • Waheeda Ali
    Waheeda Ali 5 hours ago +1

    What is area 51???!!!

  • ImAnonymous
    ImAnonymous 6 hours ago

    "Can this kill you?"

    Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell
    : "Yes, but actually no."

  • Mariusz Maziarz
    Mariusz Maziarz 6 hours ago

    and how about the blue light from LCD screens? It is radiation and it seems to be proven to harm our eyes...

  • HailStan
    HailStan 7 hours ago

    after my iphone 8 plus broke my pinky finger, my answer is definiately yes, your phone can hurt you.

  • Tommaso Rossi
    Tommaso Rossi 8 hours ago

    Can you make a video of the "matrioska brain"?

  • minalotte 8
    minalotte 8 11 hours ago

    First I think, It is a German channal because kurzgesagt is a German Word

  • ShadowReaper
    ShadowReaper 11 hours ago

    I think they dont want to explain this because if they then electronic corporation will loose money they dont care our health we all know it :(

  • William Goddard
    William Goddard 11 hours ago +1

    @kurzegut how much the cell phone company's paying you to do this? Ever see thank you for smoking? The last couple videos show your truly just a bunch of fuckin lobbyists, I hope God has mercy on your soul

  • Marks Župerka
    Marks Župerka 13 hours ago


    WAAAIIIIIIIIIIIT, so if I place a cold stone with no microliter of water in or on it it won't heat up?

  • Federico Jimbo Smithson

    when my mom constantly blame my laptop for everything that happened to me - I'll show this video

  • Serli Young
    Serli Young 21 hour ago

    Now i have an excuse to why phones are ok

  • AA Battery
    AA Battery 21 hour ago +2

    If you're scared of this, move to Green Bank, West Virginia. You can't even use your phone there.

  • Not Normal
    Not Normal 22 hours ago

    that was a really cute reference to maniac!!

  • Đức Vương Bùi
    Đức Vương Bùi 23 hours ago +2

    1:28swamp thing

  • Zayn Vlog
    Zayn Vlog Day ago

    please make only Cosmology Related Videos

  • Nat Clo
    Nat Clo Day ago

    So we arent all going to die when 5G comes out?

  • Raven Degaton
    Raven Degaton Day ago

    Our *electricity bills* are *killing* us.

  • John Doef
    John Doef Day ago

    For some reason I can hardly wrap my mind around the fact that light heat and (electro) magnetism are basically the same.
    It gets even harder when considering roentgen, x-rays and e-beams. What are the differences? Why does one form require a carrier (photons, electrons) and the other one not?
    Physics is weird...

  • R. Jardel Vazquez Martinez

    We love your videos.
    So thanks for the effort.
    You're awesome.

  • theMetal973
    theMetal973 Day ago

    Kurzgesagt: Could your phone hurt you?

    Instagram Modelers: Kurzgesagt, I don't feel so good...

  • Mr. Midnight
    Mr. Midnight Day ago

    me: "ma im pregnant"
    mom: "cos o dat goddamn phone"

  • Bobby ____
    Bobby ____ Day ago

    L'italiano non se lo inculano proprio eh?

  • Veniamin Zhelezarov

    please make a video about the end of the humanity cause a lot of people think it will be like 2050 edit: nice to have good people like you if everyone would be like you the earth would be a paradise

  • Testless
    Testless Day ago +1

    Nice Faraday reference there 4:16

  • -ViklyMF-
    -ViklyMF- Day ago

    When I sleep. I always hearing electro magnetic... Ouch

  • Tsjuun Tze
    Tsjuun Tze Day ago +1

    Yea too much kan kill you!!!!!!!
    Ask someone who was on an electric chair!

  • Tsjuun Tze
    Tsjuun Tze Day ago

    They were good. What happend?

  • Time Will Tell
    Time Will Tell Day ago

    I feel like my man parts have shrunk since I have had my phone in my pocket for 10+yrs...😩

  • Mert Demirtaş
    Mert Demirtaş Day ago +1

    Kurzgesagt what is the Globster or Blob ? Is this dangerous or safe ? Is this living or not ?

  • Mr Shmister
    Mr Shmister Day ago

    they put so much efort into ther videos

  • Mollie Carlson
    Mollie Carlson Day ago

    The skateboarding keyboard bird was SO DAMN CUTE!!! Bring him back in more videos!!!

  • Alex Abrashev
    Alex Abrashev Day ago

    Please someone make bulgarian subtitles!

  • Ben Toth
    Ben Toth Day ago

    Just because the long term effects are not not known at ht e moment at probably people get more likely sick by cancer in 30 years, does not mean that it is not harmful. Think about chernobil.... nobody seen it but it still radiated and made its effect.

    • Lia Rachman
      Lia Rachman Day ago +1

      Should i believe a channel that actually does research or a person that cant spell chernobyl

  • Roblox Why
    Roblox Why Day ago

    well i havent died yet so no

  • ulbsu albrykya
    ulbsu albrykya Day ago

    the transition to the dashlane ad is impeccable

  • Денис Дмитриев

    Интересно, но, осторожно, с 7:30 реклама, дальше можно не смотреть.

  • Reverse Flash
    Reverse Flash Day ago

    Commercial advertisement disguised as an educational video.

  • Angellum Manaflow

    Check out CyberGhost 😉

  • Leo Slesh
    Leo Slesh Day ago

    How many pokemon references in this video!

  • Experience Vlogs
    Experience Vlogs Day ago +1

    more space videos!

  • Grenard Antoine
    Grenard Antoine Day ago

    It might have been my first comment on youtube since years.
    I really love this channel just please stop these end publicity it make you lose so much credibility

  • Alex Toast
    Alex Toast Day ago

    No mention of blue light and eye strain??

  • The Pornographer

    This bitch hasnt lived nor worked near an anthenna😒

  • The Pornographer

    Once I was sitting on couch near a window with. The phone laying on my belly when I there was a ray in the sky and I felt a light shock going into my nipples
    Weirdest thing ever

  • skyler perry
    skyler perry Day ago

    so when dashlane get compromised they will have all of your passwords as well the only way i would recorded Dashlane if it is safer then what your doing now. Ex if you use the same password for every account get Dashlane to make your passwords more secure or just right down your passwords. and its 2019 i hope people dont use the same password. sorry to @Kurzgesagt for going off on your video. im bit of a cyber security activist. :)

  • Vaibhav Sawhney
    Vaibhav Sawhney Day ago

    Chuck wouldn't agree.

  • Victor Mott
    Victor Mott 2 days ago

    Nailed that smooth transition.

    TEAGEN BEATS 2 days ago

    Maybe if your dumbass sees something on your phone such as raiding area 51 it could get you killed

  • Jeff - Lee
    Jeff - Lee 2 days ago

    What about the 5G outrage?

  • charmaine poynter
    charmaine poynter 2 days ago

    Hey kurzgesagt, can you do a video on the axis of evil? You know, the proposal of new physics and the consequences/effects if its found out that its not just foreground interference.

  • Lorenzo Chistè
    Lorenzo Chistè 2 days ago

    Italian sub please?

  • L.S. Don
    L.S. Don 2 days ago

    So Kurzgesagt ive thoughly enjoy your channel since ive found it and i love watching your videos and then diving into some of your source material to learn more. After watching your episodes about red dwarfs and their possible tens of trillions of years lifespan it led me to wonder what the lifespan of a neutron star would be and after doing some of my own research and checking things i couldnt find any really consensus other than that the oldest ones are ten billion +/- a few hundred million years or so and that they may in fact never die unless of course they collect enough mass to finally collapse into a black hole which if that is the case i would speculate that like the heat death of the universe that result would be the inevitable end for most neutron stars and the others would go out in spectacular very one in trillion events like merging with a black hole or another neutron star. That being said if they dont die or inevitably collapse into a black hole what does that mean for the theory of the heat death of the universe because unless im mistaken neutron stars still produce a fair amount of energy on their own. It would be really cool if you could discuss this topic in a future video or even just make a footnote of it in a video that is related to it if their isnt enough information to give a full accurate answer. Once again thank you for the time and effort you put into your videos and keep up the good work.

  • 권율
    권율 2 days ago +1

    Im pretty expecting the next subject ☞「Technological Singularity」☜

  • Kely Ch
    Kely Ch 2 days ago

    6:01-6:42 chuck McGill from better call saul has to see this

  • Strange Boy
    Strange Boy 2 days ago

    You do a good job of integrating your sponsored ads into your videos.

  • Swingin30
    Swingin30 2 days ago +1

    Me: is sick for o n e d a y
    My grandmoth: *itS All oF thoSe ElEctrOnicS*

  • Tomáš Roj
    Tomáš Roj 2 days ago

    How are these animations made? 5hey look beautiful

  • Martin Vasilev
    Martin Vasilev 2 days ago +2

    Please make video about antigravitation. Please do it. I'll be really happy

  • Dheeraj Maurya
    Dheeraj Maurya 2 days ago

    Plz plz plz....
    Make a video on music

  • Rikoss
    Rikoss 2 days ago

    we have no proof that it is dangerous, but also we have no proof that it is safety... so we don't know nothing

  • ItsComputationTime !

    Ummm, you use electronics, we all do so are we electromagnetically polluting??????

  • Merijn Boer
    Merijn Boer 2 days ago

    The smoothest advertisement transition I've seen in my life

  • HosterJack
    HosterJack 2 days ago

    3:45 good job animators and designers, you made me feel the pain of that bird.

  • Musashi Roche
    Musashi Roche 2 days ago +9

    I literally proposed this to my parents and they were just like:
    No ThAt iS InCoRrEnT, ThAt vIdEo iS UnReLiAbLe aNd cOmpLEteLy FaLsE

    Generation X's these days

    • Ryan Gaming
      Ryan Gaming Day ago

      I got the same response from my mom... who just turned 40

  • Merliana Jasri Sipayung

    Please subtitle in indonesian😢

  • cc
    cc 2 days ago

    Those subtitles are surely fancy.

  • Story sorry
    Story sorry 2 days ago

    I am sorry you had to make a video .. but i suppose this keeps you in pancakes so great work!

  • Polly
    Polly 3 days ago +1

    Please make one about crypto currency !!

  • Eric Niu
    Eric Niu 3 days ago

    @Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell Can You do an antimatter video????

  • IAmLegend
    IAmLegend 3 days ago

    3.6 Roentgen, not great not terrible

  • Commander Bwarr
    Commander Bwarr 3 days ago

    PLEASE do a video on cold fusion

  • Azuridus
    Azuridus 3 days ago +1

    Clicked on this video thinking it said, “Electro Swing.”
    *Boy, was I wrong...*

    MASOL 3 days ago

    what happens if you microwave a tapper or a plastic trapper keeper?

  • 2Cents Excerpt
    2Cents Excerpt 3 days ago

    Keepass over Dashlane

  • George thethird
    George thethird 3 days ago

    This is the first time I've seen Kurzgasagt try to sell me somethin.....this is the begging of my suspensions

  • TheBoerieGamer
    TheBoerieGamer 3 days ago

    The number of people I know that get pain on the side of their face after a long call, or even those that develop tumours is kinda scary. It always seems to be on the side of the face they use their phone. All I know is I won't put mine by my nuts or my head XD

  • Aditya Mohan
    Aditya Mohan 3 days ago +4

    Me: Mom...! The water in my body has
    microplastics, why so❓
    Mom: cuz of that damned phone

    • Ryan Gaming
      Ryan Gaming Day ago

      Aditya Mohan Me: Mom I’m being bullied
      Mom: It’s that damned phone

  • Wiza k
    Wiza k 3 days ago +53

    Me: *has hurt my leg a bit*
    Mom: 'it's because of that damn phone'

    • Gendalf Gray
      Gendalf Gray 12 hours ago

      Mom: printer broken, all because your games

    • Black turbine
      Black turbine 22 hours ago

      I fell of my bike and messed up my face
      Mom: your phone addiction is going out of control

  • 陳楷翔
    陳楷翔 3 days ago +1


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    Toxi_ ‘o 3 days ago


  • LogTekG
    LogTekG 3 days ago

    You guys are the best!!! I love your animations!

  • Hành Tinh Muối
    Hành Tinh Muối 3 days ago

    good video!!

  • soni blackbones
    soni blackbones 3 days ago

    Yo, all those Pokemon references!

  • goodcat1982
    goodcat1982 3 days ago

    "we should know by now based on all the data we have." I love your videos and i'm a subscriber but i have to disagree with that comment. It's also more that possible that governments and the communications companies know that mobile phones produce harmful radiation and don't tell anyone because there would be trillions of dollars in law suits globally. It's too big a problem if true to do anything about it, is their stance. Probably. If true :)

  • Vinayak Dev Sharma
    Vinayak Dev Sharma 3 days ago

    No of times FOR EG. word used in this video is too damn high.

  • Guillaume Lundi
    Guillaume Lundi 3 days ago

    Could you make a video "how works an engine"

  • Hamidouhamidou Benafghoul

    Me : how biotechnology work and it's future

  • אביעד קליין

    it feels that the entire video was made for dashline ad.

  • Nikhita Pal
    Nikhita Pal 3 days ago

    It would be nice if you could make some sort of video on the LGBT community, regarding the facts and myths about it. I'm saying this because my parents still believe that's it's a disease/mental illness, and I want to see why they think that and if it's even true. Thanks!

  • Play Time Is Ogre
    Play Time Is Ogre 3 days ago

    Yes mom, don't tell me my PC causes cancer.

  • William Anthony Leasure

    When you don't work for a living and spend other peoples money thats working for you is how you get the pherroses sickness.😊
    GOMER in your file at hospital, we see you too much. Life is a toxic balance.

  • Gilang Akbar
    Gilang Akbar 4 days ago

    cool looking new youtube's subtitle format

  • Natalie Watters
    Natalie Watters 4 days ago

    uh oh im dead

  • Wolfy Playz
    Wolfy Playz 4 days ago

    I already knew headaches were not a simptum from electronics but straining eyes are for staring to long

  • PezDre animates
    PezDre animates 4 days ago

    what about transformer stations?