How often should you wash your clothes?

Shocking facts about what dirty clothes can do to your health

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How often should you wash your clothes?

A professor at the London School of hygiene and Tropical Medicine has found that many pathogens can remain on the surface of fabrics for long periods.

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E-coli, example can remain on fabrics for hours, and salmonella can last up to 24 weeks on fabric.

Bear in mind, too, that a normal adult will shed around 500 million skin cells in a day, and that the average dirty underwear contains one-tenth of a gram of fecal matter, and you can probably guess the answer...