Society News Archive

6 February 2015
YouTube Video, "Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors?"

An eight-minute video called "Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors?"—about the risk of cancer from the use of cell phones—can be found on Veritasium, an educational science channel on YouTube. The video starts with interviews of people on their perception of the risk of cell phone use and what different studies have concluded. It then discusses different types of epidemiological studies. The video provides a good example of how to present risk in an understandable way. It is based on an article by Emily Oster, PhD, on the website