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Should You Microwave Your Underwear?

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  • Washing your clothes may present challenges you did not imagine, as detergents deposit toxic chemicals without killing bacteria, which means your machine is not sanitizing or cleaning your clothes like you may have believed
  • Although some research demonstrates using a microwave for five minutes on clean, damp undergarments may kill yeast and some bacteria, other considerations make your microwave oven a poor choice
  • You may reduce the bacteria transferred to your clothing in the wash by routinely cleaning the machine, adding essential oils during the rinse cycle and washing your undergarments separately

By Dr. Mercola

Washing your clothes may not be as harmless as you might imagine. Detergents deposit toxic chemicals in your washing machine, on your clothes and into the environment. However, on the opposite side, wearing clothing riddled with bacteria and soaked in sweat is not a healthy answer either.


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