Could Your Phone Hurt You? Electromagnetic Pollution

  • Published: 07 July 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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    • Bryan Visser
      Bryan Visser  3 weeks back

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    • ButtHunter 911
      ButtHunter 911  3 weeks back

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    • wtfgreg
      wtfgreg  4 weeks back

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    • Mr Cacique
      Mr Cacique  1 months back

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

    • ButtHunter 911
      ButtHunter 911  2 months back

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

  • Ja Mes
    Ja Mes  14 minutes back

    3.7k boomers disliked this video

    • Nihad Beshir
      Nihad Beshir  10 hours back

      Azərbaycanca alt yazının olmağı çox yaxşıdır. Əziyyət çəkənlərə təşəkkürlər.

      • Vedang Ratnaparkhi
        Vedang Ratnaparkhi  10 hours back

        Thanks for disproving all the boomers out there.
        -Millennials and GenZ

          AWM SUPRESSER  14 hours back

          The anser is yes but really no its bullshit.

          • Jo Ris
            Jo Ris  22 hours back

            Since when pointing out a relationship between mice exposure to radiations and cancer is bad faith ??! We are not mice. We only try to study the effects on living beings. It should be enough to dig more and be honest.

            • jane de guzman
              jane de guzman  1 days back

              “Your phone could hurt you”

              We’re using one to watch your videos

              • Jesus Villarreal
                Jesus Villarreal  1 days back

                Absolutely nobody:
                Not a single soul:
                Kurzgesagt: *Electricity is tiny Sonics*

                • Theactedarrow
                  Theactedarrow  2 days back

                  I love your videos because I learn so much each videos and I’m a amazed by the body systems and stuff like that, definitely the Egg! And I want to thank you for putting so much effort into these videos!

                  • Alex Is a noob
                    Alex Is a noob  2 days back

                    *dark web tries to hack my account because I called their mom gay*

                    *they realize I have Dashlane*
                    stay safe guys

                    • Meitti
                      Meitti  3 days back

                      My old Samsung workplace model is hefty enough that I could kill someone with it if I threw it at them.

                      • Dylan Loulli
                        Dylan Loulli  3 days back

                        5G 👁

                        • DawnKayePunch
                          DawnKayePunch  3 days back


                          • Ganso en Llamas - Fire Goose

                            1:25 o look it's Swamp Thing

                            • Arm Dick
                              Arm Dick  4 days back

                              But power lines do cause leukaemia, a guy won a court case on this so it can’t just be speculation

                              • Notlistening
                                Notlistening  4 days back

                                Does anyone remember when you would get a call on your brand new cell phone (because all cell phones were brand new) and someone would say “Don’t put that up to your ear!”

                                • MEHNAZ
                                  MEHNAZ  4 days back

                                  Are you a youtube channel or my father?????

                                  • Tom Camillo
                                    Tom Camillo  5 days back

                                    Paid by Telecom

                                    • The Sans-ational guy
                                      The Sans-ational guy  5 days back

                                      Time to watch kurzgesagt videos on a rock

                                      • Xie Chuck
                                        Xie Chuck  5 days back


                                        -Kurzgesagt Duck, 2019

                                        • Geht dich doch nichts an

                                          And nearly 4k dislikers be like:
                                          *angry boomer noises*

                                          • Popular Star
                                            Popular Star  6 days back

                                            As your watching this on a screen (*-*)

                                            • Andrew Inn
                                              Andrew Inn  6 days back

                                              Who else is watching on phone?

                                              • Patrick Carta
                                                Patrick Carta  6 days back

                                                But if you call radiowaves ''5G'' they became deadly instantly!

                                                • 돗트
                                                  돗트  7 days back

                                                  영상 너무 유익하고 재밌어.. 게다가 눈이 즐거움

                                                  • Frozen Bus Channel 魔雪巴士頻道

                                                    I like that Shooting Star reference

                                                    • LOCO
                                                      LOCO  7 days back

                                                      Maniac reference

                                                      • fgfgfgf drtduud
                                                        fgfgfgf drtduud  7 days back

                                                        If you're afraid of radiation then don't fly.

                                                        • Atlas Gaming
                                                          Atlas Gaming  1 weeks back

                                                          8:04 CONFIRMED, KURZESAGT PRODUCER'S NAME IS ROBERT STEWART

                                                          • Kins 3301
                                                            Kins 3301  7 days back

                                                            No. It's Phillip Demner.

                                                        • Gavin Mercer
                                                          Gavin Mercer  1 weeks back

                                                          It can hurt you in other ways me: 😧 wild sponsor appears me:🙂

                                                          • U Haul
                                                            U Haul  1 weeks back

                                                            5G is ominous.

                                                            • Bmo Dex
                                                              Bmo Dex  1 weeks back

                                                              Wait wtf! So you mean that weird tingly feeling in my leg was my phone giving off radiation oh fuck a duck! We’re screwed.

                                                              • Cương Phạm
                                                                Cương Phạm  1 weeks back

                                                                Mong có ai đó nói tiếng Việt ở đây :>

                                                                • D r a g o n King
                                                                  D r a g o n King  1 weeks back

                                                                  These birds are so damn funny 🤣

                                                                  • Julian Lö
                                                                    Julian Lö  1 weeks back

                                                                    computer has got a virus,
                                                                    damn I shouldn't have placed my computer next to the microwave. I think I should better see a doctor, maybe the radiation is infecting me already with the virus

                                                                    • Henzo Uriel
                                                                      Henzo Uriel  1 weeks back

                                                                      you know what health problem i have with my phone?

                                                                      *_H a p p i n e s s a n d c o n f o r t_*

                                                                      • Kristian Rolloga
                                                                        Kristian Rolloga  1 weeks back

                                                                        The fact that im watching this on my phone

                                                                        • Qualin 101
                                                                          Qualin 101  1 weeks back

                                                                          🤦‍♂️looks like they sold they souls


                                                                        • Flying Tiger
                                                                          Flying Tiger  1 weeks back

                                                                          If you can feel it, it is bad.
                                                                          Because your body imforms you about a problem.
                                                                          If it doesn't bother him he would most likely stay silent or the
                                                                          body isn't capable to respond anymore.


                                                                          • ЯyantheDolphiИ
                                                                            ЯyantheDolphiИ  2 weeks back

                                                                            cmon I cant be the only one thinking about "Better Call Saul" right now with the wack dude who thinks hes allergic to electricity

                                                                            • cube ice
                                                                              cube ice  2 weeks back

                                                                              What The sonics?!

                                                                              • Paul Gleason
                                                                                Paul Gleason  2 weeks back

                                                                                Give money to give us money and we say thanks your helping but we not

                                                                                • John Maloy
                                                                                  John Maloy  2 weeks back

                                                                                  0:42 makes the light look like it's going backwards

                                                                                  • Grovyle
                                                                                    Grovyle  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Is it only me or does my leg, where the right pocket is (where i have had lots of different phones over the years) feel weird in comparision to my left leg??

                                                                                    • prophosoph
                                                                                      prophosoph  2 weeks back

                                                                                      lol ... people who don't like Microwaves should get professional help ... :) great bullshit ;)

                                                                                      • Nikhil Kannan Kutty
                                                                                        Nikhil Kannan Kutty  2 weeks back

                                                                                        05:29 Because you gotta catch em all!

                                                                                        • KON - FUSHIOUS
                                                                                          KON - FUSHIOUS  2 weeks back

                                                                                          yes it seems clear to me that it does. each wave effecting a different sense directly as, noise = hearing! light = eyes ! try concentrating testing this theory around these relevant target areas.. i know noise tends too give me head aches, and to much artificial light from screens hurts my eyes and often have to stop watching or listening, there got to to be something more there... prolonged exposure to purely just 1 of those elements and they will tend too go stir crazy n start losing there mind...That is physiological trauma and can be used as torture.....

                                                                                          • KON - FUSHIOUS
                                                                                            KON - FUSHIOUS  2 weeks back

                                                                                            also nice finishing note i realy like what u did there

                                                                                        • Istaka
                                                                                          Istaka  2 weeks back

                                                                                          That's how you make a good ads!!!