How do I stop getting static shocks?
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- Stay Moisturized. Keeping your skin hydrated is one way to reduce the effects of static shock.
- Wear Low-Static Fabrics & Shoes. Rubber-soled shoes are insulators and build up static on your body.
- Add Baking Soda to Your Laundry.
Why do I keep getting shocked by everything I touch?
Static shocks are more common when it’s cold and dry. This dry, cold air holds less water vapour than warm summer air. So, when you touch something like a metal doorknob or car door, those extra electrons will rapidly leave your body and give you the shock.
How do you get rid of static electricity in your body?
Ground Your Body
The fastest way to get rid of static electricity in the body is to let the electricity do what it wants – discharge from your body into the ground. To allow this, touch any conductive material not isolated from the ground such as the screw on a light switch’s panel or a metal streetlight pole.
How do I stop static shocks at work?
If you have carpeted floors, or work in a carpeted office, wearing rubber soled shoes greatly increases your chance of experiencing static shock. Opt for leather-soled shoes instead. Wool is also a good conductor, and can rub against fabrics to generate static charge. Try going for cotton socks over wool socks.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.