Super Wash Ball Set of 2 Laundry Cleaners with 1100 Washes A link below to a product I haven't seen before.... I have no connection with this product whatsoever but am considering trying it. From the link below: I would appreciate comments from a chemical/environmental perspective. Seems from reviews from customers at QVC they do work. Clothing stains apparently must be pretreated with a stain remover. The ceramic balls must be put outside to dry periodically and eliminate any odors. Otherwise, no detergent required!! http://www.qvc.com/Super-Wash-Ball-Set-of-2-Laundry-Cleaners-with-1100-Washes-Search-Results.product.V32119.html?sc=V32119-SRCH&cm_sp=VIEWPOSITION-_-1-_-V32119&catentryImage=http://images-p.qvc.com/is/image/v/19/v32119.001?$uslarge$#divProductDetailsCustomerReviewWrapper My comments: From the reviews, saves money, always nice. Maybe reduce phosphate run off into waste water and oceans? Does basic [alkaline] water produced help to balance acid rain?? Any effect of basic water on clothing longevity...natural versus man made fibers [say cotton, nylon for example]....on wrinkles....?? Wonder if the 'ceramic' makes noise in washers..especially front loaders. Can this eliminate the musty smell in some front loaders [like mine] eliminating the need to 'wash the washer' once a month or so with a special cleaner. Soap has some effects on bacterial growth....How does alkaline water compare??