How Gross Is Your Dirty Laundry?

Scientists have found that our clothes and linens can harbor dangerous pathogens, but just how much of a health risk is dirty laundry?

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Dirty laundry may cause environmental contamination
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-11/oupu-dlm110416.php
“A new paper published in FEMS Microbiology Letters, resulting from an investigation of a laundry facility that services several Seattle-area hospitals, suggests that soiled clinical linens may be a source of surface Clostridium difficile contamination.”

Dirty Laundry? How Nasty Germs Survive in Your Washer
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/washing-machines-loaded-bacteria-dirty-clothes/story?id=10751420
“Your dirty laundry may actually be even dirtier after you wash it. That’s because experts say washing machines are teeming with bacteria that find their way onto your clothes — and then onto you. Our smallest items — our undergarments — are the biggest culprits because of the presence of fecal matter and the different types of bacteria it can carry.”

The Myth of the Frozen Jeans
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-myth-of-the-frozen-jeans-129092730/?no-ist=
“Levi Strauss advises freezing your jeans to kill the germs that make them smelly, thereby saving the water you’d use in washing them. Don’t bother, says Stephen Craig Cary, a University of Delaware expert on frozen microbes, who wrote to us from Antarctica.”
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Written by: Molly Nevola

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