Q. 264.1( 7 Votes )

Explain why it is safer to use a wireless telephone instead of a landline telephone during lightning.

Answer :

It is safer to use a wireless telephone instead of a landline telephone during lightning because:

i. Lightning can strike electrical wires, telephone cords or metal pipes because lightning is an electrical discharge.


ii. If the lightning strikes any of these, it can destroy one’s life and property.


iii. During a thunderstorm, contact with these should be avoided.


iv. Hence, it is safer to use mobile phone and cordless phones.


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