Washing Out Allergens

A new study has found that washing laundry in hot water, about 140 degrees Fahrenheit, kills all household dust mites on clothes – compared to only 6.5% of dust mites in laundry washed in warm water.

These hot temperatures are also effective in getting rid of dog dander and pollen.

If you are wary of subjecting your clothes to hot water, researchers have another solution: wash at a lower temperature and then rinse them twice with cold water for three minutes each.


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