How the Laundry Ball Works
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The laundry ball is filled with four types of mineral-derived ceramic beads and two magnets, each performing different cleaning functions. When these components come in contact with water, they form ‘oxygenated’ water with an increased pH level and an ability to eliminate germs and bacteria. The result is fresh, safe and clean laundry! See Components to learn more about each function.
Do you ever wonder how laundry detergent is capable of removing dirt from your clothes? The answer is simple. Detergent helps the water clean.
Through a chemical process, detergents make surfaces more susceptible to water, and increase the pH levels, making it easier for the water to remove the dirt from the fabrics. The downside is that most of the chemical ingredients used to achieve this are toxic to your health and the environment.*
The SmartKlean Laundry Ball uses an innovative technology designed to clean fabrics through a physical process instead. On a molecular level, the water is entirely affected by its special mineral ceramics, offering a natural and powerful wash.
Restructured Water Clusters
One of the key features of the laundry ball's technology is its ability to restructure water “clusters” (molecule groups). Water molecules come in clusters rather than single molecules. Tap water has very large clusters (10 to 14 molecules per cluster).
SmartKlean is designed to reduce large tap water clusters from their original size into so called 'micro clusters' (5 to 6 molecules per cluster). The smaller cluster size gives the water excellent cleaning properties, high solubility and good permeability. In other words, water clusters in smaller groups lead to a better absorption of water through the tiny open spaces or “pores” of the fabrics. This technology essentially enables and strengthens the water’s ability to ‘physically’ clean and rinse dirt off fabrics without the use of chemicals.
*Laundry detergents and stain removers frequently contain alkyl phenol ethoxylates (APEs), which are common surfactants. APEs can damage the immune system, and they are suspected hormone disruptors, which means they can mimic hormones in the body that regulate reproduction and development.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also warned that ethoxylated alcohol surfactants, such as APEs, may be contaminated with carcinogenic 1, 4-dioxane, which penetrates skin. Tests conducted in 1997 by the Washington Toxics Coalition found that supermarket or drugstore labels are more likely to contain APEs.
Nearly all brands, even so called ‘green’, ‘natural’, or ‘free and clear’ laundry products use petrochemicals.
To learn more about the adverse effects of laundry detergents, see The Truth about Laundry Detergents and Earth Friendly.
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