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Your Washing Machine Can Be a Home for Bacteria — What You Should Know


Your Washing Machine Can Be a Home for Bacteria — What You Should Know

November 8, 2019 at 8:09 AM

  • Bacteria were found on laundry cleaned in consumer-grade washing machines at a hospital in Germany.
  • Experts say energy-efficient home washing machines can be a haven for bacteria because they wash clothes at lower temperatures.
  • But experts say most of the bacteria concentrations aren’t enough to make people seriously ill.
  • They do suggest occasionally cleaning the inside of your washing machine and drying clothes on lines outside.
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