Many of you reading this article have probably felt a small electric shock, often cuased by static electricity, and this goes to show that humans are really good conductors of electricity!
Of course a real electric shock is a lot more painful and it can actually kill instantly, so how does it work? Well electricity moves quickly through water and the human body is 70% water. There’s also the fact that electricity always tries to find the easiest path to the ground, so a heartbeat is interrupted and blood vessels tighten, whilst the burns occur where the electricity burns and leaves the body. Unfortunately, accidents happen and electricity is the cause of thousands of accidents each and every year, so we need to always remember these facts, and make sure our children know just how dangerous electricity is. With more reliance on electricity than ever before, it’s important to make sure your electrical appliances are as safe as they need to be.