A good example of the kind of crackpot pseudoscience that some vendors employ to hawk their wares to a credulous public is illustrated by these quotes from a site which offers the following misinformation:
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Bottom line: We’re all for the idea of a detergent-less laundry system, which would save money and time for consumers and have less impact on the environment. Unfortunately, neither of these systems lives up to the potential.
Water is indeed polar but this has nothing at all to do with magnetism. The polarity is due to the higher nuclear charge of oxygen, which displaces the shared bonding electrons towards the oxygen. This leaves the oxygen with a partial negative charge and the hydrogen with a partial positive charge. Water has no paramagnetic properties.
UPDATE: There’s an excellent description here of why the alleged science behind the Magnetic Laundry System is bunk. It’s excellent because it’s both extremely clear and extremely succinct. Money quote: “This is just crazy gobbledegook made to sound impressive so people who don’t have any chemistry education will be impressed.” Follow the link for more.
Chlorine In Shower Water Can Trigger Negative Reactions In Those Who Are Chlorine Sensitive. Small Children And The Elderly Are Often The Most Susceptible. Asthma And Emphysema Sufferers Should Be Cautious Of The Chlorine Vapors Trapped In A Shower Recess. Magnesoft Shower Head Removes +90% Of Free Chlorine And Effective Life Of 15,000 Gallons. Now You Can Have Softer, Silkier Hair, A More Complete Shampoo Rinse And Squeaky Clean Skin. Your Water Will Taste And Smell Better, Especially On Rural Well Systems Or City Water.” [a similar link]
The concept behind the Life Miracle Laundry System is that you can achieve similar results using a chemical-free, completely renewable magnetic basis, without using non-renewable petrochemicals. Magnetic force is one of the most powerful forces on earth. In fact, the earth itself is like a giant magnet with a north and south pole. It is an amazing source of natural energy. Even the weak magnets on your refrigerator defy the force of gravity without batteries or being plugged into any power source. They will stay on your refrigerator, doing work and holding up papers for decades with no external power source. Where does all this natural power come from? From the environment around us. It is completely renewable and totally free. We are simply harnessing that amazing force and focusing it in your home washing machine to affect the water.
The cavalier dismissal without exploring the science or actually testing the reality of this technology is cowardly and serves no one. The reality of magnetic influence on water to reduce its surface tension is indisputable and has long been known by science. The reality is that magnets may be effective this way if they are properly constructed to produce fields that span the water.
Dress up your washer or dryer with this colorful magnet that features vintage laundry imagery and the saying “Laundry…Loads of fun.” Adheres firmly to metal surfaces to add instant character while concealing dings and damage. Wipe clean. Not for use on stainless steel. 23″W x 17″H.
Effects of magnetic fields on microbial metabolism. Some references to this topic can be found in U.S. patent 5318045 for the use of magnets in bioremediation processes.The applicants show some experimental data indicating that a N. pole can materially alter the efficacy of certain types of bacterially-mediated oxidation of pollutants. No references to published studies are given.
I read in several places that customers had problems with returning the product, but that seems to vary according to the affiliate from whom the purchase was made. i had responded to an ad by a man named Kacper of Kacper Postawski Companies. When I submitted a request to return the product I received an e-mail response two or three hours later from ‘Water Liberty’ with instructions on how to return it. When I didn’t mail it for a few days, a company representative phoned me from British Columbia to check on the situation. I thought it only fair to let people know this.
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I do not know Jonathan’s motivation to spend such an enormous amount of effort and time to attack a product and a company that is doing our very best to do a little good in the world, but all we can do is move on from here.
While many individuals report that these balls work, most test results show them to be similar to or less effective than washing in water without any detergent. Most of the effect can be attributed to the mechanical effect of the or to using hot water instead of cold water.
First of all, we need to dispel a commonly held myth, the myth that laundry detergents are natural soaps. You need to know that you are not washing your clothes with soaps, and you probably never have in your lifetime. Detergents are not soaps. They are actually petrochemicals derived from crude oil. Water is the universal solvent. Water is what ultimately cleans your clothes whether you use laundry detergents, or the Magnetic Laundry System. All these products do is help water to clean better.
1. Metallic elements (including copper and silver) in the activated ceramics [inside the device] release electrons which in turn produce ionized oxygen. This form of oxygen is a totally natural cleanser which breaks up dirt and organic compounds.
Those are super cute!! I’m not even sure I can move on to your sprucing up the laundry posts. My washer and dryer live in the garage, and we don’t have a linen closet. (Boohooooo!) Okay, I still should organize those spaces, even if they’re less than ideal. Off to read now… 🙂
If that’s not, in fact, what is shown by the unreleased results, then I encourage Life Miracle to publish these results and let everyone see the independent laboratory confirmation that magnets clean clothes better than water alone.
Manufacturers of MWT devices commonly offer simplistic or scientifically untenable explanations of how these devices work, giving the consumer who knows some chemistry little confidence in those who promote the product.
The truth is that you can leave out the detergent many times when washing clothes and still have them come out clean. There’s always some detergent left over in the machine, and it really doesn’t take much for clothes worn and washed as most people do – wear it today in the office, chuck it in the wash. If you’ve got truly dirty clothes (the pants you wore while mucking out a cow barn, for example) then you will need detergent, and the magnets won’t help at all. Not that the magnets help anyway, its just the left over detergent and the clothes not really needing much washing. – JRE Apr 15 ’16 at 14:36
The SmartKlean Laundry Ball uses an innovative technology designed to clean fabrics through a physical process instead. On a molecular level, the water is entirely affected by its special mineral ceramics, removing dirt and residues from clothes effectively without the need of any harsh chemicals.
The first item I put in, was my pup’s dog bed that he threw up on. I didn’t even take the pillow case off of it, I just threw the whole thing in the wash. Put the magnets on each side of the washing machine basin, and washed in hot water. No stain remover or anything else, as I wanted to see what these magnets could do. It came out CLEAN, no stain, no doggie smell, nothing. Just clean and fresh smell.
“Experiments were conducted in a test heat exchanger system to evaluate 10 non-chemical scale and corrosion control devices. These devices may perform either by electrostatic, magnetic, electronic, or catalytic mechanisms. Chemical tests also compared results with non-chemical systems to insure the test conditions were not so severe that scale prevention was impossible. Water from a single deep well known to cause calcium carbonate scale when heated was used in all tests. The test heat exchanger was a two-tube shell and tube with steam applied to the shell side. Water flow was either in series or parallel through the two tubes,depending on the desired test conditions. No device tested significantly reduced the amount of scale formed, compared to the controls. Proprietary chemicals containing phosphorous reduced scale formation almost completely.”
“When water is magnetically charged, it electrically takes on a greater ionic charge than the minerals which creates a natural magnetic attraction between the two…. Softening and better taste occurs from an actual reduction in the size of the water molecule… The small magnetized water molecule has a greater solvency and a magnetic attraction that results in cleaner bathing and washing which cleans and washes like soft water. The smaller molecular size also has less evaporative surface area which magnetically and dramatically reduces the gases and foul taste of sulfur, chlorine and fluoride, etc. [link]
You can’t do a thing about out of control fuel prices, but the Laundry System can keep you from “fueling” your washing machine with petrochemicals every day, and can keep those petrochemicals off your skin and from being flushed into our water supply!