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Edit: COVID and your laundry If you're worried about SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus) or COVID, you're looking at the wrong post. Instead, please see a related question of mine and the answer I've posted there. Both the question, and the answer, discuss COVID. A scholarly report discusses the matter Some years ago, a scholarly report was published. The ...


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Edit: COVID and your laundry In April, a Texas biomedical scientist published an article about COVID and clothing. She suggested that, during the COVID pandemic, it's usually fine to just do laundry in the ordinary way. But, if you're washing the laundry of a likely COVID patient, it's wise to take extra precautions. Please see the CDC's recommendations, ...


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This study looked at various surfaces including cloth which was not otherwise specified. They stated it lasted 2 days. Other studies have said 3 days for plastics so if you have natural or synthetic clothing, then in the circumstances that the study looked at ( 65% humidity and ambient temperature of 22C ), you can expect 2-3 days on clothing. We ...


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1. Does wearing a corset have any disadvantages? Yes. The wearing of a corset for extended periods of time to maintain or reduce waist size is called tightlacing. It is commented (though nowhere I can cite) that to effectively tightlace you need to use a Victorian-style steel/bone corset as modern elastic/rubber/plastic corsets don't exert enough force. A ...


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To answer your question with the best quality evidence would require a double blinded prospective controlled study. Clearly that's not going to happen. But we do have a case control study looking at the bra wearing habits of those with breast cancer, and those without, to see if there is a dose response relationship. And there was none in this group. We ...


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Shin splints is dull, burning or throbbing pain (not itch) on the inner (medial) side of the shin in one or both legs. It appears at a certain time after onset of an exercise and typically resolves quickly (within 15 minutes) after stopping exercise. Only in severe cases, it can persist during rest. Shin splints do not appear as a long-term consequence of ...


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I agree with the comments in that article. It's rubbish. Does the NHS toss their bedding every few years?? To get rid of dust mites Wash bedding weekly. Wash all sheets, blankets, pillowcases and bedcovers in hot water that is at least 130 F (54.4 C) to kill dust mites and remove allergens. If bedding can't be washed hot, put the items in the dryer for ...


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Testicular torsion occurs when the spermatic cord to a testicle twists, cutting off the blood supply (a condition called ischemia). The most common symptom is the rapid onset of acute testicular pain and prolonged testicular torsion will result in the death of the testicle and surrounding tissues (Ogunyemi, et al. 2018). Generally, testicular torsion ...


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Summary OxiClean products don't contain a bleach activator, so they aren't very good at disinfecting laundry. Here are a few popular products which include activated oxygen bleach: In the US, you can use Tide Mountain Spring powder, or probably any other Tide powder. No pre-soaking is necessary. Do not use Tide liquid or Tide gel packs. In the UK, you ...


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Adding flame and fire retardends to clothing garments is possible, but it is not standard in the clothing industry. Those chemicals are usually reserved for specialty application, like race driving suits. Racing suits, design and usage Other suits consist of cotton treated with Proban, a chemical manufactured by Rhodia, or other substances. These suits ...


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