The dangerous kitchen towels and washing machine?
Scientists from the UK issued a warning to home cooks, emphasizing that it is extremely important to frequently wash kitchen towels. It turns out, they accumulate huge amount of harmful microbes, including E. coli. After use in the household may experience an upset stomach, peritonitis and even chronic bacterial prostatitis, and for infants in regular kitchen towels may lurk the danger of meningitis.
The danger posed by a washing machine
Did you know that the average family washes approximately 23 kg of Laundry in a week? According to the American Cleaning Institute, this equates to more than 6,000 primatologica per year.
Day by day, your washer works to clean clothes from stains, germs and dirt. But have you ever thought what happens to this dirt then – where does it go? According to canadian microbiologist Jason Tetro, all of this can accumulate in the washing machine and to get back to the clothes, affecting the quality and lifetime of most washing machines.
All think often enough to wash the clothes and she will be clean. However, we forget about cleaning the washing machine itself. People used to boil water in the kettle, and then used during washing or just washed in it. As the water temperature was over 70 degrees Celsius, she killed almost all the process of washing.
The word all, Tetro is referring to bacteria, fungi and everything else that can grow in these conditions.
Then added bleach, which in itself is another way of dealing with bacteria. As a result, you’ve had some lovely, fresh smelling clothes, as long as you don’t have to worry about the hygiene of the washing machine.
But today, many things require washing in cold water which creates the perfect environment for the destruction of pathogens.
We no longer use hot water, and forgot what bleach is. Therefore, the following occurs: microbes washed out of the fabric, but remain in the drum of the washing machine. They just stick around and accumulate inside. And depending on the environment (humid and warm it is, or not) they have an opportunity to grow and multiply. In the end, they again fall on your clothes, which reduces its shelf life and causes an unpleasant smell.
In most cases we are talking about bacteria of the human skin, which, most likely, will not bring harm to health. However, Staphylococcus aureus (also known as Staphylococcus aureus) can also survive in the washing machine, as well as other parts of the house. It can cause impetigo (a highly contagious bacterial infection of the skin) and other types of rash that is resistant to antibiotics.
Sometimes clothes fall and faecal bacteria. But for adults they are safe, since we rarely pull the clothes in the mouth, which is not about babies. Kids certainly should be washed in hot water.
Can the bacteria on the clothes to hurt you?
Yes, but this is unlikely. To bacteria caused the infection, they still need to get into the body. To do this, you literally need to wet your clothes, and then take it in your mouth. And since it is likely that after washing, the level of bacteria on the clothes is low enough, you will have to drink the whole Cup of water, squeezed from your shirt to really get anything.
Experts say that a family of four, which suits the Laundry once a week, have cleaned the washing machine at least once per month. Lonely people who wash once or twice every two weeks, you can wash the washing machine once a season. This is done quite easily: just run the wash with hot water and bleach (without loads of Laundry, of course). This simple procedure will help you to get rid of everything that can turn a wash into a breeding ground for bacteria.