[LMB] OT: AKICOTL: Laundry

Katrina Knight kknight at epix.net
Sun May 21 21:54:00 BST 2006

At 04:37 PM 5/21/2006 Azalais Aranxta wrote:
>On Sun, 21 May 2006 Jennifer.L.Smith.1 at asu.edu wrote:
> > 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!
>It also fades colours, though; it'd be a good thing to do with 
>whites, but I'd think it'd shorten the life of bright coloured 
>clothes quite a bit?

Given that I have shirts that are at least ten years old and 
regularly dried in the sun, I don't think that sunlight shortens 
the life of cotton clothing. I won't comment on synthetics, 
since I rarely wear them. Drying in a gas dryer definitely 
shortens the life of anything with elastic in it though. (Gas 
dryers tend to be hotter than electric dryers in my experience.) 

Katrina Knight
kknight at epix.net 

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