Earthing is the process of connecting a conducting object, typically metal, to the Earth so as to equalize potential differences between the object and the Earth. It is also known as grounding. Earthing is necessary for our homes and buildings for several reasons.
One reason is safety. When lightening strikes, earthing protects our homes and buildings by providing a conductive path for the electricity to flow into the ground instead of through the structure.
Another reason is to reduce electromagnetic fields (EMFs). EMFs are invisible areas of energy, often referred to as “radiation,” that are associated with the use of electrical power and various forms of natural and man-made lighting. Studies have shown that EMFs can have negative effects on our health. Earthing can help reduce EMFs by providing a pathway for the energy to flow into the ground instead of through our bodies.
Lastly, earthing can help improve our overall sense of well-being. One study showed that earthing can help reduce stress and improve sleep. The study found that earthing can also help reduce inflammation and pain.