Why Is It Important To Wash Your New Clothes Always Before Wearing Them

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Apart from different chemicals added to new clothes to enhance their look, there are also excrements, flakes, and bacteria that are commonly found on new clothes. Read the article and understand the reason why the chemicals on new clothes cause skin irritation and the reason that makes it important to wash the new clothes to remove the effect of these chemicals.

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#1 The reason why it is important to wash clothes

It is almost natural for us that we wear our new clothes without washing them first. But after reading this post, the first thing you will do from today onwards is washing your new clothes before trying them on.

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#2 Bacteria, flakes, and excrement

Under the direction of Dr. Ir. Philip Tierno, research from the University of New York, study reveals that new clothes contain not only bacteria but there are traces of excrements and flakes of the skin.

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#3 Azo-aniline dyes

Most fabrics made from synthetic fibers (polyester, acrylic) are colored with azo-aniline dyes. These dyes can cause severe skin reactions, especially in children. If the reaction is strong then it can act similar to poison and in the worst case, it causes dry, itchy skin.

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#4 Urea-formaldehyde

Most new clothes have Urea-formaldehyde to enhance their color texture. Urea-formaldehyde is often the chemical used to prevent mildew from forming on clothes that have to be shipped long distances in hot, humid containers from Asia and South America to the United States. This chemical has a very sharp odor and is not easily removed with only one washing. The smell reduces significantly with each wash.

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