December 1, 2006
Fridge magnets and decorative jewellery could be a killer if you have a weak heart, experts warn.
A strong type of magnet used in many new commercial products can interfere with pacemakers and implanted heart devices with deadly consequences.
Close contact - within about 3cm - with a neodymium magnet is enough to destabilise these life-saving heart devices, Heart Rhythm journal reports.
The authors suggest manufacturers include a health warning on products.