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Disinfecting Colored Towels

Posted by happylady1957 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 11, 08 at 9:03

Hello All,

I've posted on the Laundry Forum also, but wanted to pick your fertile brains, as well!

How to disinfect towels when bleach can't be used? I'm concerned about my Son's "athlete foot" towels, as well as kitchen towels used to wipe up raw meat drippings. I've switched almost completely to microfiber in the kitchen, and feel so virtuous!


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RE: Disinfecting Colored Towels

Detergent in the washer, the heat of the wash water, the heat of the dryer, and the resulting dryess of the fabric are enough to satify me.

RE: Disinfecting Colored Towels

And enough to satisfy general recommendations. a dish towel washed in hot water with detergent and dried in the dryer is clean enough to use to wrap a wound.
Your towels don't have to be like a sterile hospital drape.
Linda C

RE: Disinfecting Colored Towels

Thanks for the info. I didn't know that the hot water and dryer was enough to kill e.coli, but am happy to hear it!

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