Your Clothes Aren't as Clean as You Think

Running your clothes through the washing machine is supposed to make them cleaner, right? A new study shows that's not the case!

Did you know 25% of home washing machines are contaminated with fecal bacteria. That's according to Dr. Charles Gerba from the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Here's why your laundry is still dirty: wash cycles are shorter now. They last about 20 minutes.

Contact name: 
Charles Gerba, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science
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Released date: 
Jul 5 2010