What is an electric shock?

An electric shock, or electrocution, is when electricity runs through your body, and it can always be dangerous. Watch the video to learn more.

Video: The four factors in an electric shock

Like water and metal, the human body is a conductor of electricity. Therefore, it’s important to avoid situations where you might come into contact with electricity.

An electric shock can cause a tickle, muscular spasms, serious burns and even cardiac arrest or death.

The video explains why there are so many possible scenarios. Each one happens in the blink of an eye, and it’s impossible to predict the exact outcome of an accident. One thing is for sure: when there is contact, electricity is always faster than you!

Fortunately, preventing electrical accidents is very easy. It’s a matter of avoiding dangerous situations where you might come into contact with electricity.

Duration: 4 minutes 15 seconds