Bacteria Stay On Clothes, Too: 3 Ways To Stop The Spread Of GermsSweat and stain aren’t the only things that stick and stay on your clothes.CREATED WITH BREEZE
We all love the feeling of soft, clean, freshly washed clothes, but did you know that even these might not be as clean as they look or smell?
Yes, sweat and stain stick on our clothes, but so do germs that can cause illnesses. Something as mundane as handling the laundry or sharing outfits can facilitate the spread of bacteria from one person to another.
Germs in dirty laundry don’t just die as soon as they’re washed, either. When clothes are not laundered following proper guidelines, germs can still spread from one piece of clothing to another as they tumble in the wash or are scrubbed in the palanggana.
Have peace of mind knowing that the clothes you and your family wear are germ-free. Keep these tips in mind the next time you do the laundry:
1. Separate heavily soiled items from the rest of the laundry.
Don’t just throw them in the hamper–scrape off poop, vomit, or any stain from the item first and flush those down the toilet. You may use gloves or not, but whatever you do, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water afterward.
2. Opt for a detergent that’s tough on stains.
3. Dry your clothes in high heat.
So, moms and dads, follow these steps to help create a safe space for you and your family at home!