Class 7 Physics Electric Current and its Effects Hazards of Electric current

Hazards of Electric current

  • Touching open wire carrying electricity or touching a plug with switch on results in flow of electric charge through human body called as Electric shock. This could result in pain, temporary or permanent burns, cardiac arrest, death etc.
  • Lightning from sky may also cause similar effects as an Electric shock.
  • Prolonged exposure to electromagnetic waves (mobile signal, wifi) affects human nervous system.

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