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
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  3 months ago +2459

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    • Mr Cacique
      Mr Cacique 17 hours ago

      @viethuong vothai Kurz (short) gesagt (said) word per word. It means "bref" or "in brief"

    • ButtHunter 911
      ButtHunter 911 21 day ago

      Another great video but also one of if not smoothest segways into the ad at the end of video.

    • Ayşe Kocaoğlu
      Ayşe Kocaoğlu 27 days ago

      Please open your turkish channel

    • Romanian Productions
      Romanian Productions 27 days ago

      The future

    • 배추
      배추 Month ago

      but.. if dashlane got hack by hacker?


  • The Reynolds Family
    The Reynolds Family 2 hours ago


  • Hygrif 949
    Hygrif 949 2 hours ago

    Me: Mom, i have a headache
    My Mom: i'm diagnose you with phone addiction

  • TK Tang
    TK Tang 3 hours ago

    4:16 come on guys, why isn't that a top comment lol

  • Hamster Nation
    Hamster Nation 8 hours ago

    Kto Tu z Polski?

  • Cassius Hong
    Cassius Hong 10 hours ago

    Is this why my Nintendo switch is shocking me sometimes

  • Matthew Halo17
    Matthew Halo17 21 hour ago

    just market it as “now with 0% electromagnetic radiation”

  • Bismah
    Bismah 21 hour ago

    Nothing can harm us without God’s permission 😔🤘🏽

  • Internet Explorer
    Internet Explorer 21 hour ago

    I learned more from Kurz than I did in school.

  • Christina Rukavina
    Christina Rukavina 22 hours ago

    Lol bin ich die einzige die bis heute nicht wusste dass das der am meisten Abonnenten besitzende Kanal Deutschlands ist?🤷🏻‍♀️😂

  • Sean J
    Sean J 23 hours ago

    God damm hipsters

    THEHOOKS GOD Day ago

    the fact that we watch this video on a phone :d

  • D I E
    D I E Day ago


  • Arcaxio
    Arcaxio 2 days ago +1

    Mom : *hits you*
    Me : why did you do that?
    Mom : it's because of that darn computer games!

  • Christian Dela Cruz
    Christian Dela Cruz 2 days ago


  • の神カーミット

    Not to mention the fact that so many cell phone user manuals - which no one reads - say you should keep the phone a certain distance from your head. Why? Because waves are weaker further from the source. Why does that matter if there is no danger?

  • の神カーミット

    It would've been interesting to see you take on the extensive research done by Dr. Devra Davis, or how much of the research into the effects of EM radiation is underwritten by the trillion dollar mobile phone industry. Or if they or related interest groups funded your sources - quite a few of which are inexplicably anonymous. Because why be anonymous? Either your research is legit and you stand by it, or you don't. Kind of a disappointing video...

  • redninja 9876
    redninja 9876 4 days ago

    Whats with all the pokemon stuff in this video?

  • Jessie Enebeli
    Jessie Enebeli 5 days ago

    Nocebo Effect.. Mandela Effect.. all these "effects" just pop out when it's relevant xD

  • TheLazy_Potato
    TheLazy_Potato 6 days ago +2

    *Casually sends video to mom*

  • Goldduck Champions
    Goldduck Champions 6 days ago

    I saw that porygon (it’s a Pokémon)

  • emordnilaP
    emordnilaP 7 days ago +1

    Very well said. I must disagree about the screens causing migraines being the placebo effect though. That may well happen sometimes, but there is also the close connection between headaches(of all kinds), and visual, and auditory stimuli. How many people have had the experience of having a headache, and finding lights, and/or sound make it worse? There are also the factors of muscle tension, stress, and eye strain, all of which may be involved in someone's screen time, depending on the activities. People may come to premature conclusions about WHY screens cause them headaches, that doesn't mean there's no connection.

    • kimik1509
      kimik1509 4 hours ago

      Prolonged screen time may cause eye strain in bad lighting, and you can also strain your muscles if you're not sitting comfortably in front of a computer. Sometimes this may lead to a headache. It has absolutely nothing to do with radiation though.
      And it's actually not even a strictly screen problem either - plain old books can also cause eye strain, and you can just as well strain your muscles when, say, sitting in school.

    • we humans need nothing but Peace&joy
      we humans need nothing but Peace&joy 7 days ago

      Nah thats called the nacebo effect look it up.

  • Gwitty
    Gwitty 7 days ago

    i died while watching this video

  • quito787
    quito787 7 days ago

    Reminds me of that movie Johnny Mnemonic with Keanu Reeves

  • Bekturgan Mambetaliev

    9 minutes in one word NO

  • 진경숙
    진경숙 8 days ago +3

    Me: (trying to talk)
    Mom:*beacause of that phone!!!!*

  • Owen Stacey
    Owen Stacey 8 days ago +1

    had me in the first half there, not gonna lie.

  • Aden Monk
    Aden Monk 8 days ago

    When my grandma walks through metal detectors she says she gets zapped.

  • MUr 05
    MUr 05 8 days ago

    5:02 fortnite*

  • Bread Doughlas
    Bread Doughlas 8 days ago

    One of these animators loves Pokémon

  • Carter Jones
    Carter Jones 9 days ago

    The ice cream Sean is so funny

  • Ali Nariman
    Ali Nariman 9 days ago +1

    WOW! Kurzgesagt already has almost 10M subscribers! I subscribed when they had below 1M!

  • DavidVlogsEnGames
    DavidVlogsEnGames 9 days ago +1

    moms just say that they do bad things without any research

  • Evanburger
    Evanburger 9 days ago

    4:18 This is why I watch your videos

  • Convisor 231
    Convisor 231 10 days ago


  • TrashWith Trashy
    TrashWith Trashy 10 days ago

    My dad said that this was true because he heard it somewhere, I looked at him like he was crazy and he said he was serious, I’m going to show him this video to prove him wrong.

  • John McDong
    John McDong 10 days ago

    Shut the hell up *BOOMER*

    jk jk

  • zee zam
    zee zam 10 days ago

    And if you didn't understand the radiation this because you don't speak nerd:
    Thing make other thing and sometimes bad thing but mainly good thing

  • Chris C
    Chris C 11 days ago

    I love Kurzgesagt but there's a lot this video isn't talking about and fails to address the monetary aspect of cell phone companies and big buisness in the influence on scientific studies.

  • Jayson Naboobs
    Jayson Naboobs 11 days ago +76

    Me: has headache
    Mom: just a headache
    Doctor: it’s just a headache
    Google: I diagnose you with dead

  • Royal Dictator
    Royal Dictator 11 days ago

    THE simple answer is the frequency lower frequency causes cancer,rashes,infections etc but only if the persons frequency is low meaning if someone is upset their frequency is low so stay away from microwaves even though they are useful

    • kimik1509
      kimik1509 4 hours ago

      Wait, you mean frequency as in frequency of EM waves? I'm confused.

    • Royal Dictator
      Royal Dictator 5 days ago

      @Starco 2312 don't know bro but let's not become enemies it would only make others or each other selfish and cause problems

    • Starco 2312
      Starco 2312 5 days ago

      @Royal Dictator Jesus Christ dude, how paranoid must one be

    • Royal Dictator
      Royal Dictator 5 days ago

      If you still don't understand just look at the types of weapons the us military is using it work with frequency or look at 5G it's already known by many people that it has a very low frequency wave that can cause some people to have cancer

    • Royal Dictator
      Royal Dictator 5 days ago

      Just think for a moment when someone says that frequency is harmless you are simply listening to lies that keep you trapped in a constant state of ignorance just think if everything we use in our lives are perfectly harmless for us would we still want to live in this world were we think everything is normal

  • Melkek :D
    Melkek :D 11 days ago +1

    *when you are watching this on a phone*

  • w123hyy
    w123hyy 11 days ago +1

    Short anwser no
    Long anwser noooooooooooooooo

  • Logan T
    Logan T 12 days ago

    Kid: **dies**
    Mum: "It's that damn phone."

  • Pashnigen
    Pashnigen 12 days ago

    Yes I really do agree that phones can harm you

    Especially when someone shapes it into a shank then stabs you in the kidney

  • Sne3ze boi
    Sne3ze boi 13 days ago

    cool subtitles,

    and how?

  • Marco Joselino Magtabog

    Ice cream

  • Udhayveer Ipad singh
    Udhayveer Ipad singh 13 days ago +1

    So electricity is sonic snake?

  • Finn Freas
    Finn Freas 13 days ago

    Please stop advertizing

  • Finn Freas
    Finn Freas 13 days ago

    This is my favorite channel!

  • Gentlemen Jim
    Gentlemen Jim 14 days ago +4

    Kurzgesagt: Electricity slowly killing us
    Me: *AHH MY EYES!!*

  • Zeed
    Zeed 14 days ago

    Human life expectancy has increased over the last 100 years despite geometric increases in chemical, radioactive and electromagnetic products and their consumption, yet there is no correlation in the countless research papers about these two variables

  • SteamDriven Doll
    SteamDriven Doll 14 days ago +1

    Humans too produce an electromagnetic field, we have electricity in our bodies called kinetic energy, wonder if we harm our phones lol

  • r0sab0t ARMY
    r0sab0t ARMY 14 days ago

    asmr tingles explained?

  • Lisa Firestone
    Lisa Firestone 14 days ago

    Let me guess... wireless sponsorship? Please do your research before you "educate" your trusting audience.
    Better still... I dare you to sleep next to your wifi and smart meter.

  • Greasy Squid
    Greasy Squid 14 days ago +1

    Kurzgesagst out here taking better care of us than ourselves.

  • tf2 memes
    tf2 memes 14 days ago +8

    Kurzgezagt: hackers can steal your personal information. . .
    Me: NordVPN
    Kurzgezagt: Dashlane can protect your passwords
    Me: . . .

  • haruno siobana
    haruno siobana 15 days ago


  • Chico Veinte Minutos
    Chico Veinte Minutos 15 days ago

    I'm pretty sure radiation sickness can be treated with homeopatic treatment.

  • IIRevx
    IIRevx 15 days ago