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Today's Class

This is presented as a public service. Please inform me if you find any errors...
(Apologies -- source of some information lost years ago!)

[Ouch!] CURRENT KILLS (not voltage)

Current Effects on human body, current through chest
(A, amps)
<0.01 tingling or imperceptible
0.02 painful, cannot let go
0.03 breathing disturbed
0.07 breathing very difficult
0.10 death due to fibrillation
>0.20 no fibrillation, but severe burning, no breathing

Also please see Electrical Hazards from the MIT Safety Office

[High Voltage]
graphic from City of Austin Electric Utility


Electrical Safety from the MIT Safety Office
Using Electricity Safely from Ohio Edison
Safety Search (for children) from Union Electric

Today's Group Activity

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Last updated Oct. 9, 1996.
Copyright George Watson, Univ. of Delaware, 1996.