Grounding is an effective method for eliminating static electricity in conductors, such as metals.
Metal allows electrons to move about freely, a property that allows the quick escape of statically charged ions when the metal is grounded.
Since humans are also considered to be conductors, grounding is extremely effective for people as well.
Items that can be used to ground the human body include wrist straps, anti-static mats, and anti-static clothing.
In environments where grounding is impractical,
a static eliminator can be used to eliminate static charges.
Unlike insulators, conductors allow electrical charges to move about freely.
This enables the static eliminator to remove static throughout the conductor by simply charging the environment with ions to eliminate the static electricity.