How to Avoid Static Electricity

How to Avoid Static Electricity. Reduce your chances of getting a nasty shock
that’s not just annoying, but potentially dangerous. You will need Cotton clothing Leather-soled
shoes A humidifier Dryer sheets and a key. Step 1. Wear clothes made from cotton and other natural
fibers, which are low-static materials. Step 2. Wear leather-soled shoes or go barefoot if
you’re getting shocked indoors. Synthetic-fiber, rugs and rubber shoe soles
can react to create static electricity. Step 3. Touch nonconductive material to reduce static
buildup, including wood or concrete. Touching metal, water, or another person when
your body is highly charged has the opposite effect and may give you a shock. Step 4. Use a humidifier or put out a bowl of water
in very dry rooms. Static charge build-up is enhanced when the
air is dry. Step 5. Rub your car seats or upholstered furniture
with dryer sheets if static is a problem there. Step 6. Avoid potentially dangerous shocks while pumping
gas by touching the vehicle’s metal doorframe before you get out of the car. Hold the metal until you are completely out
of the car. Don’t re-enter the car while fueling. If you must, discharge static again before
touching the pump. Step 7. Touch a key to another metal object to painlessly
discharge build up before you touch anything with your hands. Did you know After removing a hat, hairs receive
the same positive charge, which repel each other, causing hair to stand up.

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