Shocking Have there been any studies about the potential long term effort of low level shock from one foot to the other? I've read the effect is harmless, but what is someone is stepping on the scales several times a day?
asked by J. Elliott on September 1, 2011
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I checked all the sites you provided, and none of them cite any studies or evidence proving any risk whatsoever. The idea that one should not use with pacemakers is again not based on any scientific rational or data, but on pure logic and caution. .5 mAmp is an exceedingly small current, and traveling at a low frequency of 50kHz is unlikely to cause any real harm. As to long term effects of low voltage exposure, I have never run into a data-based, peer-reviewed study showing a direct correlation between exposure and ill effect. I have seen a few that fall into the "tin-foil hat" and "contrails" categories.
Kodiak answered on September 20, 2012
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Anyone curious about this subject might investigate these links. There was another I had seen recently but can no longer locate.

http://www.ehow.com/list_6796243_dangers-scales-someone-pacemaker_.html

http://www.healthgoods.com/Omron_Body_Logic_Fat_Analyzer_HBF_306_p/on-hbf306.htm

http://www.gymprofessor.com/body-fat-percentage-bio-electrical-impedance.html

http://www.bcm-fresenius.com/12.htm# (Why do patients with artificial joints, amputations, stents, pregnancy, and pacemaker need to be excluded?)
J. Grove answered on December 13, 2011
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It says on the box word for word WARNING: Do not use this body fat monitor function of this product if you have a pacemaker, or other implanted medical device.

Other than that im sure it's fine, the scale is awesome.
Jacob C answered on July 30, 2012
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Disclaimer: Bogus review follows
Yes there were reports of electrocution and brain zapping. But I still bought it and I am happy with it
Amazon Customer answered on November 17, 2012
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