The China National Textile Association conducted a survey on towel use habits in five cities. It was found that 65% of respondents could not use towels properly.
What effect does the incorrect use of the towel have on the body?
The China National Textile Association conducted a simulation experiment on more than 400 towels and carried out colony testing on 167 towels. The results showed that most towels contained bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans, and Escherichia coli. These bacteria can cause local infections, pneumonia, and even sepsis.
Peking University People’s Hospital has also conducted an experiment: a new towel, a towel for 3 months, and a towel for 6 months or more for bacterial culture. It was found that in the unit of the centimeter, the new towel colony falls on the order of 100, and the 3-month towel colony falls on the order of 10,000. With the 6-month towel, the petri dish is almost full of colonies, at least in the millions.
Why is the towel easy to hide?
Most towels are cotton and can store a lot of water. Humidity is the most important condition for bacterial survival. Towels are often placed in a humid environment, lacking direct sunlight, and creating good conditions for bacterial growth.
Finally, the special structure of the towel makes it easy to stick to dirt, and various greases, dander, dust, sweat, etc. are piled up on it. If it is not cleaned regularly, the bacteria will multiply.
How to use towels scientifically?
First, regular cleaning or disinfection
In order to inhibit the growth of bacteria, it is recommended to wash the towel once a week, that is, with a detergent such as a laundry detergent.
However, this simple cleaning method cannot effectively disinfect and disinfect. In order to remove those stubborn molecules, the following methods can be adopted:
1, Microwave disinfection method: After soaking the towel, put it into the fresh-keeping box, then bake it in high temperature for 3 to 5 minutes in the microwave oven, which can effectively use high temperature to kill bacteria and microorganisms.
2, Chemical disinfection method: use a disinfectant to soak the towel for about 15 minutes, then wash with water, dry, can also be effective sterilization.
3, Boiled towel disinfection method: In addition, simply use boiling water to boil the towel for more than 10min can also effectively remove bacteria, but this method is easy to damage the fiber of the towel itself, making the towel harder feel worse.
How often is it better to change the towel?
Although the above method can keep the towel itself sanitary, as a consumable, it is still not recommended to use the towel for too long. It usually needs to be replaced in three months.
If it is more economical, you can also consider the towel that wiped your face to be downgraded to wipe the feet after three months, and then downgraded to rub the ground in three months, thus maximizing the use value of a towel.
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