Ohm’s Law

How much resistance do our bodies have to electrical current?

On average, the human body has an electrical resistance between 50,000 and 150,000 ohms. Most of this resistance is across the skin. If the skin is wet the resistance drops to about 1,000 ohms. If the skin is broken, then resistance across organs in the body is on the order of a few hundred ohms. In this condition 10 volts is sufficient to cause serious, if not fatal damage.


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