How does electricity and its special form, lightning damage our body?
The direct skin tissue energy effect is usually manifested in the form of an electricity “drawing”
. It can also be observed at the entry point of the electric shock or in the area of the exit on the body surface. Often, however, it can only be seen at the entry point in the form of a pinhead or pea size, solid, pale lesion, which can be a crater-like indentation.
Electricity also causes burns
, the severity of them depends on the physical characteristics of electricity. Mild redness
may appear, but blisters
can also be found that indicate more serious damage. Frequent skeletal muscle rupture, fracture of the bones
are often generated due to muscle spasm.Respiratory arrest
may occur by influencing the central nervous system due to paralysis of the respiratory centre.
A special form of electric shock is the lightning strike
when the body is exposed to extreme tension for a moment, which can break off limbs.
Because of the speed, not burning is typical, much more consciousness disorder, loss of consciousness (coma), cardiac arrest and respiratory paralysis.The electricity “drawing”
may be large, branch-like pattern.
Lightning strikes the hearing and visual organs
as well. It can also result immediate deafness. Eye-lenses may change.
Around the lightning impact so-called step tension can occur
in good conductive media (eg. water), which means that there is a risk of electric shock in several meters.
Here are some less shocking photos of injuries. (There can be found quite a few photos of drastic deformations on the net.)
Summarize the above and study again the Dyatlov Team members’ injuries.
It's like seeing photos and reading descriptions of a textbook for electricians or internists.(To be continued with gamma-ray flashes on Earth…)