Last week a friend of ours sent me this article on the BBC. I have always had it drummed in to me to keep clear of magnets as they can interfere with my pacemaker. However I never really realised that these new shiny silver magnets often found in bags and jewelry are stronger than the old dull gray magnets. They are of course cheaper to make so are becoming more popular. I do not feel I am in much danger as I am pretty sensible and do not go around trying to stick fridge magnets to my chest. the danger really comes if there is prolonged contact with the magnet.