Whether it's a faulty appliance or a bolt of lightning, an electric shock can be fatal. How can we avoid electric shocks?
- If humans become part of an electric circuit they will receive an electric shock.
- An electrical current will always seek a low-resistance path to earth.
- We can protect ourselves from electrocution by insulating our bodies or dictating the path of the current.
- The wires of electrical appliances are insulated, and lightning rods direct the current's path to ground.
Electricity can be dangerous to humans if we become part of an electrical circuit.
When this happens, the current will flow through your body, giving you an electric shock.
Protection against electrocution
We can protect ourselves from electric shocks in two ways.
We can insulate our body to prevent it forming part of a ...
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