This Is Why You Should Wash New Clothes Before You Wear Them

When you buy brand-new clothing at the store, you might assume they are clean and ready-to-wear. Think again. It turns out, clothing is touched by many hands before you take it home, from manufacturing to changing rooms. As result the clothing articles can accumulate bacteria, fungus and other contaminants that you really don’t want to come in contact with your body.

This doesn’t only go for clothing. Sheets and fabrics are also handled by people before packaging and also treated with chemicals (like formaldehyde) that might irritate your skin.

That’s why experts recommend washing all new items before you wear them, preferably on the hot water cycle if the material allows it. You might even want to do it twice. Check out the video from CBS News where they outline some of their test results – startling!

Please share this hygiene tip with your friends!

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