The world’s first magnetic soap has been created by scientists at the University of Bristol in the UK and it could revolutionize the way pollution is cleaned up.

It was made by dissolving iron in chlorine and bromine-rich liquid soap, similar to mouthwash or fabric conditioner.

Magnetic soap could be used to create cleaning products that can later be removed such as those used to treat of oil spills at sea. The soaps can also be switched on and off with a magnet so they only work when they are needed