Princeton University is warning people about the cancer risks that the humble fridge magnet poses.
Find out if Princeton University’s fridge magnet cancer warning is real, and what the facts really are!
Fridge Magnet Cancer Warning By Princeton University!
This fridge magnet cancer risk warning by Princeton University has been circulating for years on social media – Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp – and even via email!
Fridge Magnet Cancer Warning By Princeton University : TLDR Summary
As shocking as it may seem, this fridge magnet by Princeton University is yet another fake news zombie – it keeps coming back after you kill it…
There is no such study, and magnetic fields do not cause cancer. In fact, magnetic fields protect against radiation – the Earth itself is protected by a massive geomagnetic field.
So don’t let this zombie hoax put a dent in your creativity. Have fun decorating your fridge door with decorative magnets!
Fridge Magnet Cancer Warning By Princeton University : The Facts!
For those who want to learn more about why fridge magnets don’t pose any harm, here are the facts…
Fact #1 : There Is No Such Study
There is no such study by Princeton University, or any other university for the matter, on the cancer risks of a fridge magnet.
Fact #2 : Magnets Don’t Produce Radiation
Magnets do not produce any form of radiation, unless they have radioactive contaminants. They only produce a magnetic field.
Fact #3 : Magnetic Fields Protect Against Radiation
Magnetic fields deflect charged particles, including radioactive alpha and beta particles.
That’s how the Earth’s gigantic magnetic field protects it against solar and cosmic radiation.
Fact #4 : Fridge Magnets Are Weak!
Fridge magnets use permanent magnets with rather weak magnetic fields. If you slam the fridge door hard enough, some may even fall off!
Even placing anything thicker than a piece of paper between the magnet and the fridge door is often enough to prevent the fridge magnet from sticking to the door.
Fact #5 : There Are Already Magnets INSIDE Every Fridge!
Why worry about decorative fridge magnets when your refrigerator itself uses magnets to keep the doors closed? Their electric motors also use magnets that generate electromagnetic fields.
Those magnets are not only closer in distance to the stored food, they are also much stronger than any decorative magnet you will ever come across!
Fact #6 : Even Super Strong Magnets Are Safe
Magnetic fields should not be confused with radiation. They have no discernible or permanent effects on the human body.
In fact, we use extremely large and powerful magnets in MRI machines, which are extremely safe to use – barring the presence of magnetic substances in the body (implants, tattoo inks).
Fact #7 : Magnetic Field Strength Decreases With Distance
The strength of any magnetic field decreases with distance. The further away you are from the magnet, the weaker the magnetic field.
Remember the door to your refrigerator? That alone ensures that any fridge magnet is too far – at least a few inches – to have any effect on the contents of the fridge.
Fact #8 : The Fridge Door Acts As A Shield
Just in case you are super paranoid, we should point out that a fridge door made of ferromagnetic material will act as a shield against a magnetic field.
How do you know your fridge door is ferromagnetic? Simple – if you can stick your fridge magnet to it, it is ferromagnetic.
If you can’t stick your fridge magnet to the door, well, then you have nothing to worry about, right? 🙂
- Fact Check : Flower of the Holy Spirit – From Saint To Dove!
- COVID-19 : Release Patients Even If Positive After 14 Days?
- Fact Check : Hand Sanitiser Catches Fire, Burns Woman!
- Higher RON Octane Rating Myth Debunked!
- Hand Sanitiser : Can It Set Your Car On Fire?
- Fact Check : Are There Two Sides To A Surgical Mask?
- COVID-19 : How To SAFELY Clean Your Mobile Devices!
- Fact Check : Tasuku Honjo Bets Nobel Prize On China Creating COVID-19
- Fact Check : Prolonged Use of Face Mask Causes Hypoxia!
- Face Mask : The RIGHT Way To Wear + Remove!
- Fact Check : Tasuku Honjo Confident USA Created COVID-19!
- Fact Check : Fox News Hot Mic Leaks COVID-19 Hoax + Vaccine
- Fact Check : Empty Hospitals Prove COVID-19 Is Fake?
- Hydroxychloroquine Risk : Death From Cardiac Arrest!
- How Social Contact Spreads COVID-19 + Creates Clusters!
- Face Mask vs COVID-19 : Should You Wear One?
- China Just Sent Donald Trump These Face Shields!
- DIY Face Shield : An Easy Way To Make / Mass Produce!
- Is COVID-19 An Airborne Virus? Here Are The Facts!
- Can COVID-19 Spread Through Fruits & Vegetables?
- COVID-19 Food Safety : Fruits, Vegetables, Takeouts