What happens when you take off insulating shoes?

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Hey everyone, I'm revising for my physics exam on wednesday and i'm just a bit confused with the whole idea of preventing charge flowing through you. For example, if you worked in a factory where you are at risk of becoming charged, you would wear insulating shoes to stop charge flowing through you to earth, but won't it be dangerous if you take off the shoes after? :s

Posted Sat 16th June, 2012 @ 20:14 by Terrie

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i think the charge when ur wearing insulating shoes in a factory is earthed already. so then when you go OUTSIDE to take the shoes off, the electric charge would be earthed already leaving you with no charge flowing through you when you take ur shoes off.

(this is my explination btw, as far as i have understood static electricty, this should be correct xD)

Hope i helped **

Answered Sat 16th June, 2012 @ 20:21 by priya777
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yeah i think xD the conditions outside would be different to the inside, so when ur outside, the static electricity stuff should have leaked away xD

and np :D ***

Answered Sat 16th June, 2012 @ 20:46 by priya777
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ahh ok I think I get you, so when you go outside the charge has already leaked away? thanks :) **

Answered Sat 16th June, 2012 @ 20:27 by Terrie