Jan, ArtLady responded to a thread that seemed to be about menopause and found out it was years old but she didn't notice when she posted to it. There was also mention of how little activity there is in The Lounge and I thought I should do my part. I don't use my dryer for everything, I dry most stuff on racks most of the time but acrylics need the dryer. I've only used these balls a few times and was totally amazed at no static. I had some other things that helped a little and I couldn't tell they damaged the clothes. I really didn't think about it before. I know that drying in the dryer my clothes didn't seem to hold up as long as compared to not drying in the dryer.