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Have there been any studies on how long COVID-19 remains infectious on various types of cloth?

I was thinking common items like wool and cotton clothing. Has any one discovered yet how long COVID-19 remains infectious on clothing? I have seen the usual items such as paper boxs, stainless ...
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Replacing bedding and underwear for hygienic reasons

Many sites claim that bedding and underwear should be thrown away for sanitary reasons every few years (the exact recommendation varies between sites and clothing/bedding type). This, regardless of ...
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Health Benefit of Social Nudity - Testicular Torsion Prevention?

I have been conducting extensive research over the last few years on the history of nudity in social situations, and I am looking to expand my research base now I have come across a few other ...
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Disinfecting laundry — that of a likely COVID patient, or of any other possibly-infectious individual

Clothing can probably spread fungal infections (e.g. athlete's foot) from person to person. There's not a lot of evidence that clothing can spread bacterial infections. But Bloomfield et al. quote ...
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How can I obtain "activated oxygen bleach"? I hear that it can help people to disinfect their laundry.​

Background Another thread discusses how to disinfect laundry. This may be useful if someone in the home has a fungal infection (e.g. athlete's foot) or if it's full of feces or vomit or blood. An ...
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Use of fire retardants in fabric

Recently American Airlines employees have complained that new uniforms are making them sick. The only reason I can think for this, is that there must be fire retardant chemicals being sprayed on the ...
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Wearing an underware or not - which makes the hypersensitivity on your glans gone faster?

For an adult male who got an operation on a phimotic penis, the hypersensitivity on the glans would keep tormenting him for a while. But after you finish the period of putting a bandage on your penis,...
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Are there any reasonably-priced technology to measure any part of your body to help cut the pressure garment precisely

I am not sure if this topic belongs here but could not find a more relevant stackexchange site. My kid is receiving a pressure garment treatment to recover from severe burn. However, cutting the ...
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What is the purpose of heelpieces?

Why do you need the heelpieces? Why did millions years of evoultion develop so short human heel that we need to extend it with the artificial one? What are the health implications of having shoes ...
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Wearing a corset

First of all, I am not an english native speaker, however I will try to explain my issue as clear as possible. I am not asking for any diagnosis, but to clarify my question I will share my personal ...
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Should synthetic cloth materials be avoided?

There are many articles (example) that warm about latest research on modern synthetic cloth materials such as Acryl, Nylon considered toxic and can lead to cancer. The Chemicals You Wear Every Day… ...
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Should I sleep with my bra on?

I have always slept with my bra on. This summer is particularly hot and the sweating makes me feel uncomfortable. I was considering sleeping without a bra. All the below sentences are quoted directly ...
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Itchy Shins! Footwear or Shin Splints?

Again, Im not quite sure if this is the place to ask this question. However, I am experiencing so discomfort with my shins itching constantly. Im in two minds as to what could be causing it, as I ...
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Wristbands and nausea

Acupressure wristbands are widely sold as a remedy for nausea caused by motion sickness. I have no doubt that they work for some people, because I experience exactly the opposite effect: elasticized ...
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Health I.D for diabetes - What is the preferred method of identification?

Having type 1 diabetes for a little over a decade now I've never worn an identification to help others know of my condition especially in case of emergencies (such as hypoglycemic attacks - paramedics ...
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How to do laundry to kill and prevent athlete's foot fungus?

As you may know, one of the reasons athletes's foot and jock itch fungus are so hard to kill with OTC medicines like Lotrimin and Lamisil is because after you treat it, it is extremely difficult not ...