Grounding Mat Dangers: Are There Any?

Earthing mat dangers

November 24, 2020 By Mark Hansen

Are earthing mats safe? I have been using an earthing mat for a year now. That combined with walking barefoot has helped me by giving me many health benefits.

Grounding has a lot of potential to do good in the body. I used to suffer from insomnia and was getting sick all the time from lack of sleep. Now, my immune system is stronger than before.

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When people find out I use earthing products, the first thing they ask me is if it is safe. I can not give medical advice, but I have felt so much healthier lately.

Someone I know had sent me a pdf of an earthing mat and its dangers. However, much of the information in the document was not true.

In this article, we are going to discuss how grounding can make you feel connected to the earth, how an earthing product uses free electrons and more. Hopefully, this information will make you feel safer around grounding pads.

If you have a question, feel free to contact me at my email address. I would be happy to help you.

This is what you need to know about earthing mats.

What are Grounding Mats?

Earthing and grounding pads are tools that bring one closer to the earth. You would use it indoors to reduce your free radicals and balance your body’s charge.

People use them at home, at work, or their desk, or in bed. As long as it can sit on a flat area, your grounding mat is safe to use.

Once you plug it into an outlet, you want to make sure your body has direct contact with the mat. By doing so, you get all the benefits of earthing.

In short, a grounding mat is designed to mimic the natural flow of ions between you and the earth. The human body can experience this indoors at home or office when you make contact with the mat.

Is Grounding a Real Thing?

Yes, people have been grounding for centuries. Your ancestors probably walked the earth barefoot or without rubber-soled shoes on. This process balanced out their autonomic nervous system.

You can ground at home by simply taking a walk barefoot outside. Studies have shown this can reduce inflammation, blood pressure, and lowers chances of chronic disease.

How Does Earthing/Grounding Work?

When you make contact with the ground, you are making contact with the earth’s surface electrons. They adjust the natural charge of your body, with many people feeling healthier afterward.

Think of yourself as a ground rod. Your body voltage is always changing but needs a ground rod to balance itself out–your feet provide a way for electrons to transfer between you and the ground. When you wear rubber shoes, that does not happen.

Because people get less natural contact with the earth while barefoot now, we are experiencing fewer health improvements and more complications. For instance, earthing may improve your blood viscosity–leading to a healthier heart.

Our bodies run on electricity. Just like an appliance, we need a way to ground and remove excess positive charge. A grounding mat can help you in that regard.

Benefits of Earthing Mats

There are many benefits of grounding that you can get. For instance, you may increase your immune response, prevent cardiovascular disease, avoid jet lag, and reduce inflammation.

It is up to you whether you prefer to achieve this by walking across the earth or by grounding in your home with a tool. Some people prefer to keep their bare feet indoors, especially in city areas.

Dangers of Earthing Mats

Earthing with a mat is only dangerous when done incorrectly or with a damaged product. When you buy a new one, always check it thoroughly. The cord is the most dangerous part since it connects directly to an electrical outlet.

Electrons from the earth are harmless. But too much positive charge in the body can be dangerous over time.

Keep in mind that grounding methods are not dangerous on their own. Products are mostly harmful when something is wrong with one of their parts or when they are used improperly. It’s pretty hard to do that though, at least in the US, because the grounding plug won’t fit into the the outlet slots that are dangerous.

If you are still nervous about grounding with a product, you can always try walking barefoot on the earth’s surface. This is a natural method and is not dangerous at all, assuming you watch where you’re going.

Are Earthing Mats Really Safe?

So, are grounding mats safe? They have many benefits for the body and are not harmful unless used incorrectly or are broken in some way. From my experience, I would say that an earthing mat is safe to use at home.

The positive charge created by an earthing mat replicates the natural one found outside. This makes them easy to use to ground since they have the least resistance to our bodies.

There are far more benefits to grounding than there are negatives. For example, chronic diseases caused by inflammation can have their symptoms reduced by using a ground tool at home.

What Are Grounding Mats Made of?

Most high-quality mats are made from non-toxic materials. That way, they can provide you with a safe path to becoming grounded.

Most grounding mats are made of foam and some type of nylon coating that has conductive wiring woven into it. The wire is typically made of silver.

What Does Grounding Do to Your Body?

Grounding can do a lot of things to your body. I have experienced a lot of these benefits myself and believe that you can too.

I had better sleep and reduced sleep pain. Plus, I woke up without feeling stiff or still tired.

Grounding may also assist in keeping your day-night cortisol rhythm in control and lower your stress levels. It may also improve recovery time after surgery, although research is still being conducted.

If you want to learn more about how grounding can help your body, then I suggest that you test it out for yourself. You can do this easily by taking a walk, using a patented product, or making your own DIY grounding sheet.

I usually use a mix of all the methods. Doing so ensures that I am grounding enough each and every day.


Most studies point towards grounding tools being an efficient path to gaining a variety of health improvements. There are not many risks, unless your product is broken in some way or used incorrectly. Each time you use the mat, you should check the cord before you turn it on.

If you are still nervous about grounding tools, you can achieve these benefits by walking over the earth without shoes.

In short, there are many safe ways for you to ground at home. Feel free to reach out to me if you have a question you need answering or want to learn more. I have other blog posts on this same topic that you might want to check out.

Thanks for reading!