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Hygiene, does washing at high temperatures really eliminate bacteria? I study

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An interesting study examines the high temperature washes that would eliminate bacteria: what it says about hygiene will surprise you

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In the field hygiene, i washings to temperature high are universally recognized as valid for combating and eliminating bacteria: however one study recently reveals absolutely surprising and unexpected considerations.

The research in question, carried out by the University of Furtwangen, Germany, and published in the magazine 'microorganisms“, In fact, it focused precisely on washings to temperature high of the washing machines, common and widespread method to sanitize and eliminate it dirty.

According to what collected by study, however, things would not be exactly this way and indeed the outcome upsets the standard thinking about it.

Indeed it seems that such washings end up obtaining the opposite aim, that is to favor, through the creation of a habitat hot is wet, the proliferation of the aforementioned bacteria inside the washing machine.

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HYGIENE, WASHING AT HIGH TEMPERATURE WOULD HELP THE DEVELOPMENT OF BACTERIA: STUDY IN DETAIL

Hygiene, does washing at high temperatures really eliminate bacteria? I study
Bacteria (photo source: Pixabay)

Interesting it study conducted by the University of Furtwangen, in collaboration with theUniversity of Gießen and Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, and published in the magazine “microorganisms“, In which the habit of the washings to high temperature, which would favor and would not eliminate, in spite of what is believed, the development of bacteria.

From 13 washing machines, 50 samples were taken and through the use of molecular biological methods, the researchers analyzed the drawer where the detergent, the well and the laundry.

The subject of the research was first of all habits of washing, and then compared to bacteria, what they are and where, and what affects their composition.

Compared to bad smells, the “Moraxella osloensis “ loves the seals of the porthole. Furthermore, it seems that the more you wash while hot, the more abundant there is the presence of bacteria inside the bowl.

Dr Markus Egert explained that washing at 60 degrees is the best way to keep your laundry clean, despite the fact that heat radiation “can promote the growth of germs“.

What emerges from the study and that what has been discovered will have to be evaluated and deepened in subsequent studies on the topic.

About the author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Barry Lachey is a Senior Editor at Zobuz. Previously he has worked for FOX Sports and MSNBC's "Morning Joe." he is a graduate of the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California. You can reach Barry via email or by phone.

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