Your underwear is dirty -- even the undergarments that just came out of the dryer, smelling as sweet as a spring morning. 25% of home washing machines are contaminated with bacteria, according to Dr. Charles Gerba of the University of Arizona in Tucson. Gerba told The Housekeeping Channel, that each pair of dirty underwear contains about one-tenth of a gram of bacteria-carrying feces, which is about the same size as a quarter of a peanut. Detergent and water remove 99% of those nasty organisms, but not all of them. Why? Wash cycles and drying cycles are shorter now, averaging 20 minutes and 28 minutes respectively. To eliminate these nasty bugs, wash your underwear with one cup of bleach added to the wash water. or wash clothes at a temperature of 140 degrees or higher.
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