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Contact Dermatitis: Is Your Laundry The Culprit?

Contact Dermatitis: Is Your Laundry The Culprit?

Maybe it’s happened to you before: you get an itchy, red rash on your wrists or limbs or hands or neck; maybe that rash leads to blisters that even begin to ooze a bit. You think to yourself, “What in the world?” as your scratch yourself silly. Turns out, it very well could be a phenomenon called contact dermatitis. Here’s the bad news: when you have it, it’s super-irritating and uncomfortable. But here’s the good news: it’s also curable and…

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Now that’s SCARY: Inside a Dirty Washing Machine

Now that’s SCARY: Inside a Dirty Washing Machine

Maybe your clothes are dirty because your washing machine is dirty. In fact, it’s very possible that the very machine you rely on to get your clothes clean could be contaminating them without you even realizing it. So while the visible dirt and stains might be gone, bacteria like E.coli can get redeposited by the washing machine itself.   How does it happen?   It’s unpleasant to think about, but microbiology professor Dr. Charles Gerba from the University of Arizona…

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Laundry Woes! The 10 Biggest Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Laundry Woes! The 10 Biggest Mistakes You’re Probably Making

What’s the old saying? Only three things are certain: death, taxes and laundry.   Well, perhaps that’s not really how the saying goes. But sometimes it can feel that way. Depending on the size of your household, tackling the laundry situation can range from relatively painless (single bachelor!) to something for which you’ve considered hiring a personal assistant (working mom of 4 kids).   And, the more people whose dirty clothes need washing, the more you have to stop to…

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6 Clever & Practical Laundry Room Ideas

6 Clever & Practical Laundry Room Ideas

As more Americans remodel or build new homes, the once oft-forgotten laundry room seems to be getting an overhaul. Simply put, people are thinking more about their laundry: better ways to clean, using fewer chemicals, being more energy efficient, and, of course, having an ideal space in which to carry out the task.   Here are 5 innovative ideas we found that can make the chore of doing laundry a little easier.   A built-in pet shower What better place…

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