[LMB] OT: AKICOTL: Laundry

Jennifer.L.Smith.1 at asu.edu Jennifer.L.Smith.1 at asu.edu
Sun May 21 17:02:35 BST 2006


Quoting Mark Allums <mallums at tyler.net>:

> It's not a big deal, really.  Just agitating the clothes under the water
> 
>   washes most of the germs away.  And furthermore, we are made to 
> withstand an assault from the garden variety e. coli.  Soiled underwear
> 
> will not kill you.  Unless there is a cholera epidemic.


And we've known for at least a century that sunlight kills bacteria: I hang my 
laundry up on a clothesline in the sun--go solar power! (Of course, it helps 
that I live in a desert!)

Jennifer S.


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