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.