With cold and flu season in full swing, we’re providing some laundry guidelines to help minimize the risk of the bug going household-wide.
But laundry detergent will take care of that, right? Not quite. Use more detergent? Definitely no. You could bleach everything to death, but color safe bleaches aren’t always strong enough to eliminate illness causing germs. So where does that leave you?
Turns out, your best ally in destroying germs is your dryer’s high heat cycle. According to Kelly Reynolds, a germ researcher at University of Arizona, 28 minutes of high heat drying is the magic number to ensure you’ve killed all pathogens on your laundry.
To help you combat illness in your household, here are some other quick tips to prevent the spread of germs through the wash:
We hope these guidelines help you and your family stay healthy this season!