Is Static Electricity in Bedding Dangerous?

When static electricity becomes involved, clothing can stick together, becoming difficult to break apart and even leading to an unpleasant shock. While those shocks generally won’t hurt very much, they can be startling at the very least. So the next time that you go to untangle those charged blankets, you might want to try some of these methods for keeping that charge away.

Is Static Electricity in Bedding Dangerous?

This type of static electricity (found around the house, carpet, blankets, clothes, brushing hair, etc.) is minor and not harmful to the body except for momentary shock to the cheek or ear. However, a static electric discharge can potentially ignite any volatile (flammable) substances that may be nearby.

Static occurs when electric charges accumulate on an object’s surface; this is commonly a result of two materials moving apart or rubbing together. Very dry air and cold weather increase static electricity, so static shock occurs more often in the winter when the air is especially dry.

Uncontrolled release from static build-up is a potential hazard in many industries, especially where combustible fuels, gases and dusts are present. It is also equally hazardous to the safe assembly of sensitive components in clean rooms and the operation and maintenance of electronic equipment and controls. One of the most serious risks is from the human body, which is capable of generating up to 40,000 volts of static electricity.

Our requirements for the bedding we use are getting higher and higher. In addition to being skin-friendly, we also require more health, such as anti-static. In the next blog, I will recommend an anti-static and anti-pilling pillowcase to you, take us away from the pesky static electricity.

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