Could Your Phone Hurt You? Electromagnetic Pollution

  • čas přidán 7. 07. 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  Před měsícem +2286

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    • Adam Eri
      Adam Eri Před 2 dny

      The link to the sources do not work.

    • Karan S Aulakh
      Karan S Aulakh Před 3 dny

      But what about the new 5g technology

    • DrFlaggstaff
      DrFlaggstaff Před 5 dny

      Say someone doesnt hack my account, but gets a virus on my computer. Couldnt it just break into Dashlane to steal ALL my passwords then?

    • charles jurgus
      charles jurgus Před 5 dny

      @Alejandro Labbe Much of the plastic and rubber in consumer goods comes as biproduct from oil refining... oil companies use their significant clout to push plastics and rubber and asphalt to commodify what would otherwise be a costly waste removal material from the refining process. If you want to help curtail pollution... drive less, walk more, stop buying plastic where possible and write your elected officials to tell them you want the oil industry held responsible for their waste and to start investigating the cost of the overuse of plastics.

  • Dakenza Dioz
    Dakenza Dioz Před 8 hodinami

    Me: momma ma teth hert
    Mom: gimme ur phone because its the game that make ur teeth hurt

  • jane Johnson
    jane Johnson Před 14 hodinami

    1:24 only big marvel fans get what I mean

  • os op
    os op Před 18 hodinami

    The problem is that this video teaches a person more than an HS Living Environment course does

  • I Like YouTube.
    I Like YouTube. Před 22 hodinami

    'Could your phone hurt you?'
    *Short answer:Yes because it can make a person addited to kurzgesgt videos😂*

  • Sachin Chhaya
    Sachin Chhaya Před dnem +1

    That transition was smoother than women’s legs in razor commercials.

  • James Dinius
    James Dinius Před dnem

    This EM sickness is a real condition, but it is psychological rather than physical. It should be taken seriously, but does not indicate that low energy EM emissions are dangerous.

  • Mellie
    Mellie Před dnem

    Truth! Lets look at unuseful problems rather than dealing with what we know is really bad like the 4.2 million premature deaths due to air pollution each year...

  • for me
    for me Před dnem +2

    Technology and electricity are two sides of the same coin
    But will they over turn against us?

  • Patrick Igana
    Patrick Igana Před dnem +1

    Some dude:are healthy or unhealthy?
    Gadgets Addict: *Yes*

  • Rune Deblauwe
    Rune Deblauwe Před dnem

    Did anyone get the reference to the netflix series: maniac? 😅😅

  • your mom
    your mom Před dnem +2


  • lean bean
    lean bean Před dnem

    I dont know, doesnt seem like you went through the studies well enough.
    There are loads on pubmed that pass as perfectly fine non private funded peer review studies that are showing negative effects on biological matter, be it the plant or animal kingdom.
    And also the Dr (who's name i cant remember of the top of my head) that did studies on the majority of EMF studies showing that 64% percent of studies funded by telecoms industries were shown to be bias to a pro agenda or to have fealty data inputs.
    Also that fact that all studies done to date go on the set safety bar of negative effects which was put in to place in the 80's and based off of a really sloppily done test that was badly done and even worse was based on a 1960's concept that EMF is only dangerous when it gives off heat.
    So basically the measurement of (unsafe EMF) still being used to date was set on a studie done in the 80's that was testing for dangers from a notion known to be wrong that was put forward in the 60's.. Its like a tripple fuck up...
    Also why would telecoms industries fund vast amounts of studies and deliberately falsify data. If it was safe, it wouldn't need to be falsified.
    I mean im not scare mongering i think a little bit of EMR is going to happen because we need it for certain types of infrastructure. But i sure as hell wouldn't buy a apartment in the city centre anytime soon, your just getting fried.
    Its not something to worry about now, but when smart homes become the norm then we have a global problem that we wont see damages for till atleast a generation down the line

  • Treasure367
    Treasure367 Před 2 dny

    I can feel my brain dying from watching this xD

  • Ceft
    Ceft Před 2 dny

    Man, you really love making this, don't you? I mean those animations I know how difficult to make they are but you still make thousands at least you have the recognition you deserve.

  • Rifky Fahrana
    Rifky Fahrana Před 2 dny +1

    my mom at 7AM: "you've used that damn phone all day*

  • Quarek
    Quarek Před 2 dny

    So much Sonic easter eggs in this film

  • Jar Jar Binks
    Jar Jar Binks Před 2 dny +1

    Me gets stabbed and killed.
    Mom during the news report: it was that damn phone

  • RepublicOfCatyes
    RepublicOfCatyes Před 2 dny

    6000 Independent studies show clear effect of harm. Industry funded studies show "no clear evidence" because duh, they were founded by the industry. Go figure!

  • egle grineviciene
    egle grineviciene Před 3 dny

    But I thought life was killing us slowly?

  • mr.energee
    mr.energee Před 3 dny

    please do not ban Russian videos with translation

  • nicely vanstastic
    nicely vanstastic Před 3 dny

    My Mate, "5g is dangerous" Me, "only if you snort it all at once"

  • William Awesome
    William Awesome Před 3 dny

    Watching on my phone like: oh i have cancer now...

    COOL SPIDER11 Před 3 dny +1

    Me going on a journey to populate mars leaving me phone on earth
    Crash land on Mars and die
    Mum: it’s that damn phone.

  • Aaron Roche
    Aaron Roche Před 3 dny +4

    So the media doesn’t care about all the pollution that is caused by local factories and businesses but they talk about how your phone will give you cancer

    Seems legit

  • Arill Shukla
    Arill Shukla Před 3 dny

    What about red eyes? why do we get them when we do pc/ laptop/ phone/ etc ?

  • Ricgeon Gladomain
    Ricgeon Gladomain Před 3 dny

    I do get headaches though

  • Declan Nagel
    Declan Nagel Před 3 dny


  • Master doge
    Master doge Před 3 dny +1

    Me:broke every bone in my body. My mom:WHERE'S THAT PHONE

  • D L
    D L Před 3 dny

    Slid that sponsor in real fuckin smooth lol

  • Nozumo 2 Electric Boogaloo

    that transition to the dashlane ad was so smoothe i creamed myself

  • BeSt moments from games

    May you explain how its posible that hackers get our password.

  • Bruce Spitfire
    Bruce Spitfire Před 3 dny

    Media IS cancer. It’s so annoying how easily they can sell there fakes story’s and how easily people fall for their crap. I don’t know if y’all can relate with your parents. Everyday my parents tell me something ridiculous they heard on the news and I have to debunk it every time.

  • Frox Flake
    Frox Flake Před 4 dny

    That transition from a informative vid to a sponsor vid is flawless

  • Tasfia Samiha
    Tasfia Samiha Před 4 dny

    what symbolizes the birds though?

  • Skull the Puff
    Skull the Puff Před 4 dny

    5:30 porygon watch out

  • ProGamer 5674
    ProGamer 5674 Před 4 dny

    I'm sorry, but the sonic electric particles made me laugh so hard.

  • KeRen Tan
    KeRen Tan Před 4 dny

    I want a video game based on the bird that skateboards through his computer on a keyboard.

  • KeRen Tan
    KeRen Tan Před 4 dny

    Thoughts while watching a sophisticated and scientific video:
    Awww the bird in 0:58 has a nest on the heater

  • Marina Schriek
    Marina Schriek Před 5 dny


  • Derpy shark
    Derpy shark Před 5 dny


  • Chiaki Gacha TM
    Chiaki Gacha TM Před 5 dny

    0:38 sonic

  • wyatt read
    wyatt read Před 5 dny +1

    You know I watch your videos all the time I just wish there was more of them but I know how long it takes you to make you to make them

  • Jay K
    Jay K Před 5 dny +1

    Alright people start carrying your 5G phones in your pockets and close as possible. There's no side effects.

  • Ishan - 依禪
    Ishan - 依禪 Před 5 dny

    5:31 DHMIS? HuH (Don't Hug me im Scared)

  • Enderjet10
    Enderjet10 Před 5 dny

    You cant fool me with this video mom

    MAHWINGxPS4 Před 5 dny

    I get a headache when i stand next to a microwave that isnt shielded properly... to test your microwave.. put your mobile phone inside, shut the door and then ring it.. if it rings.. your microwave is leaking👌🏻👌🏻

  • Just Nobody
    Just Nobody Před 5 dny

    Short answer: no.

  • sakusaku
    sakusaku Před 5 dny

    nice ad

  • gokuluca3
    gokuluca3 Před 5 dny

    My phone suddenly became a mini robot with legs and arms and he's all day trying to cut my leg with his fists, we became good friends

  • TurtlesDoTurds
    TurtlesDoTurds Před 5 dny

    Me: *in a coma*
    Mom: *iTs* *tHoSe* *sTuPid* *IpHoNes*

  • Sam Typhlosion
    Sam Typhlosion Před 5 dny +2

    "Radio waves may not hurt us, but people trying to take advantage of our data certainly will."
    ~Kurgesagt 2019

  • Tmer Freug
    Tmer Freug Před 6 dny

    Kurzgesagt, have you seen the studies on the impact 5g has on birds and wildlife ?
    Electro smog may not be harmful for humans, but for wildlife it’s an other story

  • D Moon
    D Moon Před 6 dny +1

    hmm im not sure I believe this

  • Meta Chromo_Worlds[]-
    Meta Chromo_Worlds[]- Před 6 dny

    You realize im watching it on my phone

  • Cosmic Silhouette
    Cosmic Silhouette Před 6 dny

    If only VPN wouldn't force you to pay for there services. Oh wait greed is a thing.

  • Mero Vingio
    Mero Vingio Před 6 dny +1

    bad information in this video. It is evident that Radio and Smartphone antenna have effect on tumor, cancer and leukemia increasing risk of disease. Can see Radio Vaticano effect (power related to transmission on all world induce +20% leukemia effect on people near Radio Antenna). The problem is do by hight frequency and electromagnetic field power, for this UE limitating elettrosmog with law (but not so restrictive). Smartphone have a single low power. Smartphone antenna serve thousand of smartphone at same time inside an area, for this have extended power to work with all thousand smartphone. Not confund Antenna effect with smartphone effect!

  • A T
    A T Před 6 dny

    Yes and I am watching this on my phone

  • Gaming Fishron
    Gaming Fishron Před 6 dny

    Wait nocebo i thought it was placibo

  • Henry Panero
    Henry Panero Před 6 dny

    What about 5g

  • Star Cherry
    Star Cherry Před 6 dny +1

    If turning off the Tv relieves your headache
    I'd believe you no doubt in my mind

  • Alyssa Avocado
    Alyssa Avocado Před 6 dny

    Thank you so much for makeing this video because I have been woried every night that my phone is gonna give me a brain tumor. -❤❤

  • Silver Spoon
    Silver Spoon Před 6 dny

    Television/Facebook/Twitter and a lot of MSM thing propagated through these radiowaves are WHAT makes you sick and feel not well. So yes you feel better inconsciously when you close that thing.
    However as an electronician I must bring my advice: with the 4G and 5G reaching higher and higher frequencies, multiplications of antennas, we are clearly headed to a huge health issue. And knowing the business behind this, it's not gonna end well.
    Instead of liberating the VHF/UHF bands for mobile comms - which are harmless, the idea of having a 10GHz antenna at 10Kw and a 10GHz transmitter at the same 10Kw but that will radiate on hundreds of meters instead of kilometres. So, You don't want this, and as a tech loving pone, I must condone the malpractice of this industry and the standards.

  • TIS Tondawg
    TIS Tondawg Před 6 dny

    When you by any chance sponsored by news stations on this video?

  • tmokleby
    tmokleby Před 6 dny

    Why is the title of the video in my language instead of English? That's just weird. Please don't.

  • Go4Airsoft (Adger)
    Go4Airsoft (Adger) Před 7 dny

    but you have to be aware of the thermal effect of high power EM radiation...(RF Hazard)
    your body may get damaged if you stay too close and too long to any antenna which is transmitting RF at high power,(ex: radar, HF antenna...etc) just like microwave oven.

  • Elder Rusty
    Elder Rusty Před 7 dny

    I have used a computer with only minimal breaks for quite an extended period of time, it has all my hobbies and is my source of work. If I have not gotten anything from my lifestyle yet, I doubt I will be getting anything soon.

  • Tommy Vercetti
    Tommy Vercetti Před 7 dny

    5:10 Knowing how people loves conspiracy theories and freak out about the silliest thing, why even do they say anything?

  • Akito Ogawa
    Akito Ogawa Před 7 dny

    Out of all the name you can pick for this channel you pick "KURZGESAGT"!! Watching your content is the other things but remembering the name it's a daily task.

    • Akito Ogawa
      Akito Ogawa Před 5 dny +1

      @Lünkel ahhh i see okey thank lunkel San

    • Lünkel
      Lünkel Před 6 dny +1

      @Akito Ogawa It's german, "kurz" means "short" and "gesagt" means "said". So you could translate it with something along the lines of "said in short" or "in a nutshell".

    • Akito Ogawa
      Akito Ogawa Před 7 dny

      @kurzgesagt what it's mean ?

  • Василий Малыгин

    What about wireless headphones? Is it safe to use bluetooth devices in close proximity to your brain for several hours a day?

  • TheSkrillon Trololol
    TheSkrillon Trololol Před 7 dny +1

    I‘m watching this video on my phone... Am I going to die🧐

  • Prox Bayu
    Prox Bayu Před 7 dny

    thank you so much to add sub that suit in video :)

  • David Törnqvist
    David Törnqvist Před 7 dny

    Its could be harmlösa but we should Always consider the uncertsinty factor.

  • Sweety Kiran
    Sweety Kiran Před 7 dny

    Does your phone hurt you/?

    Depends on how hard you throw it

  • Stranger
    Stranger Před 7 dny

    Omg just say yes or no