Magnetism and Health
Name: Mavie M.
Can you tell me if there are any physiological benefits
to drinking magnetized water, and if there are benefits, what are
they? Can it effect other animals or plants?
If the water has no minerals which have a magnetic component, either
ferromagnetic, paramagnetic or diamagnetic. Then there is no effect at all.
If minerals are present in water-they might align in small clusters or
submicron scale particles. I do not know of any physiological effects.
Despite advertisements on late-night television, I have encountered no
evidence that exposing water to a magnetic field for a brief period of time
affects its properties in any way. There is no mechanism known to physics
to expect there to be any effect, either.
When water is placed in a very strong magnetic field, the spins of its
protons become very slightly magnetically aligned. This effect is extremely
small in all magnetic fields that can now be produced, and the protons lose
their alignment within seconds of removing the magnetic field.
Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
PG Research Foundation, Darien, Illinois
I hate to be a nay-sayer but I have little doubt that "magnetized water" has
no effect on one's health.
I know of no way that a magnet would interact with water, or change its
properties in any way at all.
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