Is it really wrong to hang magnets on the fridge: all about the "danger"

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Experts call fear of fridge magnets an exaggeration

No matter how anyone feels about refrigerator magnets, they were and still are a popular souvenir. They are brought back from travels or events visited, they decorate the kitchen or are used to secure notes. They are considered a beautiful keepsake and a display of tastelessness. And some people say they can be harmful and even dangerous.

OBOZREVATEL tried to understand this question. And finally answer definitively whether these magnets are dangerous.

What opponents say

You can find information on the Internet that putting magnets on your refrigerator can damage it. They say that the magnetic field from such decorations can disrupt its work. For example, to disable the heat exchangers of the device. Sometimes you can meet the opinion that it also negatively affects the food in the refrigerator.

And there are also superstitious people who believe that magnets do not attract anything good. They say that only problems, illnesses and misfortunes "stick" to them, and then it is very difficult to get rid of them.

What do the experts say to them

Esoteric fears about refrigerator magnets are not easy to dispel. They themselves are absolutely irrational, so to answer them with rational arguments will not work either.

And as for the probable malfunctions because of the magnets, the experts-physicists are unanimous - the souvenir decorations are too weak to have any effect on the performance of the refrigerator. Sometimes they are not even able to hold the weight of their own decorative covering. Only really powerful neodymium or electromagnets, which are usually not used in everyday life, can cause damage to household appliances. Particularly because of too much power.

So if you like souvenir magnets that remind you of the good times in your life, feel free to collect them on your refrigerator. It is absolutely safe.

Previously OBOZREVATEL told how a magnet for the fridge can come in handy when buying a used car.

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