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Decorative magnets on the fridge door increase its power consumption

This hoax started to spread across Internet in 2010 and since then it has reappeared several times, exploiting the message chains transmitted via WhatsApp and Facebook.

The myth is as follows: the magnetic decorations we stick on the fridge door (souvenirs, jokes, logos…) make the fridge consume more power because they “increase the electromagnetic force of the electric field of the appliance”.
The entire myth is totally false, including the scientific studies it quotes and the possibility that these magnets may be detrimental to the food stored in the fridge. The truth is that the magnetic fields of these magnets are so insignificant that they don’t even cross the fridge door.

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