Who Likes to do their washing on a low temperature thinking that they are saving money and helping the environment,well i am not really keen on low temperature washing never quite believed the clothes come out just as clean i normally do not have mine below 60°c especially with having animals you can never be to carful,When i was asked if i would like to test Dettol's New Anti-Bacterial Laundry Cleanser which is an additive that will kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria when washing laundry below 60°C i decided to give it a try.
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TV presenter, mum and GP, Dr Pixie McKenna, is backing a NEW healthy laundry campaign aimed at raising parents’ awareness of the hygiene issues associated with low-temperature washing, after new research has found bacteria linked to faeces on 1 in 4 items of ‘clean’ children’s clothing washed at 40°C.
The laboratory research involved analysis of over 100 items of laundry donated by mums across the UK. Half of the items had been washed at 40°C in a household washing machine; half were dirty, unwashed items from the family laundry basket. Microbiologists found:
· 1 in 4 items washed at 40°C harbour traces of bacteria linked to faeces (coliforms)
· A bedtime cuddly toy showed the highest % of coliform contamination after a 40°C wash
· The total amount of bacteria found on the washed clothes was only 14% less than the levels found on the dirty, unwashed samples tested
Today most of us regularly wash at temperatures below 60°, enabling bacteria to survive and grow in a ‘bacterial soup’ inside our washing machine, with germs transmitted between items in the wash. Pixie McKenna has joined forces with Dettol to raise awareness of what this can mean for our family laundry.
Dr. Pixie McKenna’s Healthy Laundry Advice video on YouTube:
Dettol’s NEW Anti-Bacterial Laundry Cleanser kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses when washing laundry below 60°C, so you can be kind to the environment and your clothes by washing at low temperatures, without sacrificing germ kill during cold and flu season.