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Can skin be positively or negatively charged?

  1. Dec 9, 2015 #1
    Is it possible for skin to hold a negative or positive charge on one part of the body, such as the back of a hand? How does this occur?

    Thank you
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 9, 2015 #2
    Certainly your hair can hold a charge - causing it to stand on end.
    The fleshy parts of your body and not good electrical insulators - so any charge held by part of you body will quickly blend in with the charges on the rest of your body.
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