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Steve was right when he stated,: "''The reason they recommend attachment to an electrical ground is the anti static mats have a very high level of electrical resistance. About 100 Meg Ohms. Enough to slow and control the rate of static discharge and for safety! It's virtually impossible for stray voltages to come thru them or an esd wrist strap.''" It is important as other have said not to hook yourself directly to ground. That's why these wrist straps and bench mat cords have resistors in them, to limit the current if you do get across stray voltages.