Electrostatics pp 114-118 | Cite as

Static Electricity and People

  • Niels Jonassen


As suggested in the introduction, static electricity has often (at least in some parts of the world) in a rather unspecific way been attributed effects on human beings—usually unhealthy and/or unpleasant effects. In this chapter we shall discuss such effects that are documented or at least have a scientifically based possibility of being real.


Static Charge Electric Shock Static Electricity Floor Covering Unpleasant Effect 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Niels Jonassen
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTechnical University of DenmarkDenmark

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