Magnets attract ferrous materials (iron-based). So, unless all the dirt in your clothes is particules of iron, I can’t imagine how introducing magnets to your wash water would help get your clothes clean, much less replace the detergent.
Water is a uniquely polar molecule, like a little magnet. Its polar nature allows it to dissolve almost anything. In fact, water is so good at “solving” other materials that it is often called the universal solvent, and being such a good solvent you would expect that water alone would be a good cleaning agent – and you would be right.
“Magnetized water is beneficial in all cardiovascular disorders, from tachycardia, hypertension and hypertension, up to arthritis and limb paraesthesia. The excessive sedimentation of cholesterol in the blood vessels is eliminated, resulting in a relief for the heart activity.”
Another outfit, Fractal Water, combines far-out magnetic and “vortex” pseudoscience to support the efficacy of their “Vortex Magnetic Systems” which they allege (without any real evidence) will dramatically increase crop yields. Among their more goofy scientific-sounding nonsense claims:
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Dishwasher Balls (alas, their site is down), are certainly well-described: “Composed of high molecular active substance, it does not consist of any harmful chemical elements. Anti-oversensitive it is skin-protective to hands. Stop using harmful detergent, CodeWash Dishwasher Ball helps to avoid one’s getting different kinds of common diseases such as urinary gall bladder, lowering blood count index or female blood disease increase, especially the deadly cancerous disease.”
Considering the amount of controversy surround WaterLiberty, some of the questionable ingredients it contains (sulfuric/hydrochloric acid, aluminum sulfate), its frequent name changes and marketing strategies, as well as its very high price, we might recommend exploring additional water purification products outside of Wate
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Hey, I love this article thanks, I was thinking of buying the magnetic laundry system, but after reading your article I just don’t know anymore. I keep reading reviews all over the place that say way different things than what you are saying. For example this site says that they work great and are not a scam https://operationreviews.com/magnetic-laundry-system-review/ . I would love your opinion on why you think some sites like this are saying they work, but you are not saying they don’t. Thanks
While we didn’t bust out the microscope, we did use a color-sensitive instrument called a colorimeter to assess how well each device cleaned our soiled fabric swatches. The results were not what you’d call sparkling. Indeed, both devices were only a bit better than plain water at tackling soils. Since their user manuals said that you could also add a small amount of detergent, we ran a second test using a dose of industry-standard laundry detergent. Again, we saw no ozone-induced boost in cleaning performance.
In a several very detailed case histories, Mr. Keister concludes that in every instance, the observed reduction in scaling could be attributed to changes in operating procedures or to other aspects of water chemistry, particularly the presence of phosphates.
I’d say that marginally intelligent people like myself who retain vestiges of total gullibility will have fallen for the “toxic detergent” bait. However, completely rinsing my clothing of that residue, to the tune of $69, is the real joke.
The product’s website claims that you should add 5-8 drops of WaterLiberty to an 8oz glass of water, or about 5 tablespoons to purify a bathtub full of water. In addition, it’s claimed that you can even put 3 teaspoons of the product into a bucket of water and use it to wash vegetables for up to 8 months. And once all the contaminants have been separated from the water, you can put it through a coffee filter or a normal gravity filter to remove the leftover “debris.”
Laundry balls/disks allegedly eliminate or greatly reduce the need for conventional laundry detergents. You get different stories on how they’re supposed to work, including a lot of hokum about “structured water” and “nanotricity” and whatnot, none of which makes much sense. The most coherent account comes from a catalog firm called Real Goods:
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The reason I’m being so specific is that I’ve seen some defenders of this technology that claim you get the benefits of soft water using their systems, but because of the way it works it doesn’t show any difference on standard water hardness tests. That is, it is pseudo-soft water, but acts like soft water for all practical purposes. Just the fact that they have a miracle solution, that involves magnets, and is resilient to empirical testing makes me extremely skeptical.
It is difficult not to make “terrible assumptions about [your] intentions” after examining the scientifically absurd claims you make about your product; noting your failure to provide any objective scientific evidence that it works; noting your hiding of objective scientific evidence in your possession related to the question of whether it works; and noting that when asked for objective evidence that it works, you start talking about the toxic chemicals in laundry detergents, which, true or not, is completely irrelevant to the question of whether your product actually cleans clothes.
We often keep experimenting in our lives. From cuisines to brands, we keep trying new things. But there is something with the detergents. No matter how many we try, we never seem to have the best results to be satisfied enough. And, we are so busy in our monotonous lives, that we forget about the chemicals that lurk on our clothes and are inhales by us. Now you may say that chemicals have become an inevitable part of our lives, but wait, let me tell you that Magnetic Laundry System is chemical free.
Yes, it is a good idea to periodically clean the inside of your Magnet Ball. This is especially important if any member of your family works in an industrial setting, where they may get metal filings in or on their clothes (eg. welders). The Magnet Ball will draw these out of the water and into it’s center, and unless the ball is cleaned out, these metal filings will rust. To clean your Magnet Ball, simply run a microfiber cloth through the center hole of the ball a number of times, until you notice it is coming out clean.
Not only are these magnets pure bullshit, but they are reminiscent of another laundry scam that was making the rounds of fairs and trade shows about 7 or 8 years ago. The fraudsters were selling a pair of plastic balls with little spikes or nubs on them. The balls were filled with a liquid that even the salesmen admitted was just water. They claimed, without really explaining how, that these balls were somehow able to clean your laundry without any soap, because they “made water wetter”. That was their tag line that they repeated over and over. They charged $75 for the set of 2 balls. I walked away without buying, and a few months later I read a scientific review of these balls conducted by Consumer Reports. For those unaware, CR is very reliable and reputable, and they do not accept any advertisements or other corporate money. They are completely independent. CR compared loads washed with only the “magic balls” and water with loads washed only in water, and loads washed the regular way with detergent and water. They also did many loads using each method, using actually human-worn clothing. Volunteers wore the clothes, and had CR wash them when they got dirty. I seem to recall they washed each dirty load 20 times, not in a row, but every time it became dirty, and did this with each method. The results were that the detergent-washed clothes were clean (quite predictably), from first wash to last wash. The water-only loads seemed fairly clean at first, but toward the end of the experiment, the researchers noticed that the laundry loads were starting to look gray, and the clothes were becoming a bit stinky. The most interesting part of this experiment is that the laundry loads washed with water and the $75 balls, turned out just the same way as the water-only loads: all right at first, but later dingy and smelly.
The Magnetic Laundry System works under a unique means of water maintenance through direct application of magnetic force. Water has long been known as the “universal solvent”. The Laundry System incorporates powerful, specially calibrated magnetism to help the basic nature of water and increase its natural solvency.
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Unlike other laundry detergents, Magnetic Laundry System not only cleans the stains from your clothes but also kills the bacterias and microorganisms that can be dangerous to adults as well as babies. It is proven that Magnetic Laundry System kills 99% of bacterias, 82% mould and 80% germs. You do not even have to worry about stinky clothes, as your clothes won’t have a bad smell for sure.
I just got an email about using magnets instead of detergents and bleach to clean your clothes in the washing machine. Has anyone actually tried this? We have kids and dogs, so our stuff gets really dirty. I bleach everything I can. Would using magnets destroy all the bacteria? Does it work…
We’d also question just how realistic it would be to use WaterLiberty on a regular basis, since it takes several hours to decontaminate a single glass of water. With this in mind, if you were to take a bath with it, it would likely take days or weeks to decontaminate all the water you’d need, and it would be cold when the time came.
Most scientists who have looked into MWT remain very skeptical, as they tend of be of any field for which there is no obvious theoretical model and in which quantitative and reproducible results are hard to come by. (A very similar situation arises in studies of whether power transmission lines contribute to leukemia.) Scientists who might otherwise be qualified to investigate MWT also tend to be put off by the stigma the field has acquired due to the exaggerated claims made by some of its adherents and the widespread promotion of various worthless applications involving magnets.
Though I was at first VERY skeptical about the magnet laundry system, I’d have to say I’m now a believer. While I still have to use stain removers, and occasionally bleach, I never use laundry detergent anymore. It has saved us money, and our clothes smell as good as ever.
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