Are ion-producing bracelets beneficial?

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Are ion-producing bracelets beneficial?
« on: 20/10/2010 08:30:06 »
Nic Hazell  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi Chris.

I was wondering if there is anything to these bracelets that allegedly produce ions and heal you, or somehow give you health benefits.

The manufacturers claim to have "woven ion-producing materials", called "stayers", into the fabric of their bracelets.

A number of people are wearing them.
 
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Nic              

What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: 20/10/2010 10:32:56 »
They probably work very well for the manufacturers, producing a good deal of valuable income, but medically, their only effect would probably be the same as any other placebo.
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« Reply #2 on: 20/10/2010 14:53:10 »
It works on a very basic three-step principle:

1) Take a cheap piece of junk.
2) Come up with a name that has some fancy sounding "scientific" word.
3) Profit!

That's how you get your magnetic bands, holographic patches, ionic bracelets and quantum healing devices!

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« Reply #3 on: 20/10/2010 18:13:55 »
It works on a very basic three-step principle:

1) Take a cheap piece of junk.
2) Come up with a name that has some fancy sounding "scientific" word.
3) Profit!

That's how you get your magnetic bands, holographic patches, ionic bracelets and quantum healing devices!

So, you're saying my aluminum lined bowler hat isn't stopping them from controlling my thoughts then?

Come to think of it, you could be right. I've been having some really strange ideas recently.

What about my lead lined PJs?
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« Reply #4 on: 21/10/2010 09:30:20 »
Ditch the lead lined PJ's and get an Ionic bracelet for your ...... eh mmmmm, dangley thing, if they make 'em small enough, that is
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« Reply #5 on: 21/10/2010 19:31:28 »
Or you could fold it in half.
The bracelet, that is.
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« Reply #6 on: 21/10/2010 21:54:02 »
That reminds me of a Limerick which is entirely unsuitable for this forum, although I believe it did involve a man of Kent, or maybe it was Ghent.
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