Is Static Electricity Dangerous?

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    We all know the dangers of electric blankets but what about regular blankets that hol a lot of static electricity.

    I have two 100% polyesther blankets on my bed. sometimes the static is so strong they sound like rice krispies when I pull them apart and the electricity actually stings my fingers a little bit. I suspect this may be the reason why I sometimes get headaches and dizziness at night.

    Do any of you know anything about this?
     
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    I never heard of static electricity being dangerous, because even though the voltage is probably very high, the amperage is extremely low. And It’s the amperage that usually harms or kills.

    But there are a lot of artificial materials that let off toxic gases or could transfer toxics to your skin. Also, there are many things that could be in your environment that could be causing allergic reactions.

    So you might want to give up any and all artificial bedding (pillows, blankets and sheets, including synthetic sleeping apparel) and see how you feel.

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    Yeah, what he said :D

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    Thanks for responding brotha Sun Ship and for giving your vote of approval brotha Sam.

    I will go tonight and see if I can't find some good ol' cotton.
     
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    i agree , also if when washing them use fabric softner
    and them fabric sheets in the dryer it will stop the static cling.
     
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    When I was a child I remember the first time I saw static eletricity. I was in bed about ready to go to sleep, warm and snug in my flannel pajamas covered up with this warm synthetic blanket. I changed positions to get more comfortable and saw lights in the covers. I lifted the covers up and saw what looked like lightening striking in my bed..I immediately got up and ran and told my mom and dad what I saw. They laughed and said it was static eletricity and it was harmless. "Nah go back to bed!" I stayed up all night playing with static electricity making lightening patterns in the blanket...

    Unless you are around highly flammable gas, sensitivity electronic equipment or weapons that discharge from low voltage you have nothing to worry about....


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