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Question of the Week episode

Sun, 26th Apr 2009

Can Magnets Descale your Pipes?

Magnetic lines of force of a bar magnet shown by iron filings on paper (c)

In this Question of the Week, we find out if a magnetic field can stop pipes from clogging up with limescale?  Many manufacturers would like us to believe that simply clamping a magnet to your plumbing is all you need for clean, free flowing water, but is the science on their side?  Plus, we ask if the planets and stars align to make you weigh less at night!

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