Injury from lightning strike while using mobile phone: Statistics and physics do not suggest a linkBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7558.96 (Published 06 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:96
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- Ramsey M Faragher, PhD student (email@example.com)
- Astrophysics Group, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0HE
EDITOR—The letter by Esprit et al reporting a case of injury from lightning strike while using a mobile phone required some better research into the physics of lightning, conductors, and statistics.1
Firstly, the statistics are few. Three mentions of people using a mobile phone while being hit by a lightning strike is by no means compelling evidence for a correlation for either …
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