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cobra commander

Joined Aug 25, 2005
Question I need help for in Digital Electronics:

Current over what rating can start to injury a human being.
A) .1mA
B.) .001mA
C.) .015mA
D.) 0.15mA


Joined Nov 17, 2003
Your answer is all of them!

From 0 to 0.5 mA - no sensation

1 mA - threshold of perception

From 1 to 3mA - weak sensation

From 3 to 10 mA - painful sensation

10 mA - threshold of muscular contraction in the arms

30 mA - threshold of respiratory paralysis

75 mA to 100 mA - threshold of cardiac fibrillation (probability 0.5%)

250 mA - cardiac fibrillation with 99.5% probability (for an exposure time of 5 seconds)

4A - threshold of cardiac paralysis (sudden stoppage of the heart)

5A - burning of organic tissues

The magnitude of the applied voltage necessary to produce dangerous current values depends on, amongst other things, the conditions in which the shock occurs and the resistance of the body, where body resistance varies between wide limits. Between hand and foot, for example, assuming good electrical contact, the resistance is about 500 Ohms , excluding skin resistance. The skin resistance varies from about 1000 Ohms /cm^2 for wet skin to about 3 x 10^5 Ohms /cm^2 for dry skin.