Inflamed skin, washing machine is the culprit?
Washing machines are a good helper to help people with good family health.
However, Japanese researchers have found that the washing machine is actually a bit dirty. In recent years, the skin is inflamed and the skin sensitivity is too much related to the washing machine.
Mr. Hamada, the director of the Osaka City Environmental Science Research Institute in Japan, visited many dermatologists and investigated the amount of mold contained in washing machines used in more than 150 ordinary households.
The results showed that almost all of these washing machines had mold spores.
The sewage discharged from the fully automatic washing machine contains an average of 61 mold spores per ml.
The interior of the washing machine is relatively front-mounted, which is easy to breed saprophytic mold.
This type of mold is very resistant to high temperatures and will die in hot water at around 45 ° C. However, in order to save energy, households rarely wash their clothes with hot water, causing mold to be replaced in the washing tank.
After the mold hits the water, the spores are released and attached to the clothes.
The more you wash, the more mold spores on your clothes.
Ichiro Kazuyuki of the Japan Anti-Mold and Mildew Society did an experiment. He used the bath towels, only one day of adult men’s socks and only one day’s children’s underwear into the washing machine, and washed with a completely non-sterilizing detergent.These clothes are then dried indoors.
As a result, bacteria of about 1 mm were extracted from bath towels, socks, and underpants.
Although these bacteria do not cause a large disease, they are prone to local itching, redness and other symptoms.
For those who are allergic to the skin, the mold in the washing machine can cause damage to them, and the skin discomfort caused by mold may last for a long time.
Therefore, experts believe that in order to avoid damage to the skin caused by the washing machine, the following measures can be taken: washing the socks, the dirty outerwear and the underwear separately; using the washing powder with sterilization function; washing the clothes with hot water of about 50 ° C, using the dryerUse high temperature to kill mold; do not over-soak clothes, wash clothes in time to dry; should dry clothes in the sun, use ultraviolet light in the sun to kill mold; often open the outer casing of the washing machine, let the inside keep dry.