Wash Clothes Before You Wear Them

A lot of people buy clothes and immediately wear them without washing them, but a recent study has come out showing that this can be an unintentionally filthy habit. Good Morning America went to a number of both high-end and low-end retailers and purchased 14 items of clothing, which they then sent to Dr. Philip Tierno, director of microbiology and immunology at New York University, to test. The results were surprisingly disgusting; many of the items had fecal germs on them and one blouse also had vaginal organisms and yeast on it. Some of the samples had many people's secretions, while others only had one heavily contaminated person's germs.

While this isn't usually enough to make you sick, it could be and either way, it is certainly disgusting.

Link Image via Clean Wal-Mart [Flickr].

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i also heard of a detergentless washer ...imagine that no detergent and no water !!!!! smart appliances doing what we want when we want them sounds interesting. I heard from a friend installing the new smart grid in people’s homes – how this smart grid thing would alert you by phone when you get low of milk in the fridge!!!! pretty cool having reminders like this automatically ;)
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This is true. It is better, especially for kid clothes, to wash them first before using. This is to lessen risks of fungal infections. You can just use the quick wash cycle of your washing machine for this. If your washing machine has steam fresh cycle, all the better to remove germs and bacteria.
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