Your Winter Clothes Could Be Making You Sick.

While people likely wash clothes weekly, there’s a good chance they're probably not treating their winter outwear with the same care and it could be making them sick. Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, says folks should wash their coats, gloves and such once a week in order to get rid of viruses and bacteria that could build up and get them sick. 

For example, gloves are constantly in contact with germs, and if you touch your face it  could lead to sickness, while coats are also bad because people don’t usually wash them, as are boots, which could be traipsing fecal matter and other gross stuff into your home. Experts say you don’t have to worry as much about your scarves, because you’re basically breathing in your own germs, and your hats aren’t too bad either, unless you have acne, which can cause bacteria build up and cause breakouts. 

Source: New York Post

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