Electricity and Water, A Dangerous Combination

You can become electricity’s path to the ground if you are touching water that touches electricity.

  • January 30, 2017

Water is an excellent conductor of electricity. You can become electricity’s path to the ground if you are touching water that touches electricity. Electricity would travel through the water and through you to the ground.

As a reminder, it’s important to keep all electrical appliances away from water, and to make sure your hands are dry and you are not standing in water when you touch anything electrical. 

Outdoor Safety Tip: If you play with high-power water squirters, keep them away from power lines. If you shoot water at a power line, electricity can travel down the stream of water, right back to you.

Source: e-SMART 

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