Experts are now saying our attempt to use less hot water means bacteria are clinging to the inside of our washing machines and our clothes. Researchers at the University of Arizona in Tucson say fully 25% of bacteria that come in to the laundry on your underwear survive the suds and cycles of the washing machine.
The problem is that we’re using cold water for washing these days and we don’t use bleach like they used to in days of yore. So we’re rubbing on hand sanitizer like crazy but leaving bacteria on our clothes. Apparently the solution is to do a hot-water wash once in a while. Done!