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Why You NEED To Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them

If you've treated yourself to some new clothes and can't wait to wear them - this is why you should wait.

A dermatology professor in the US has detailed why you should always wash new clothes before wearing them and the reasons are super scary.

Donald Belsito from the Columbia University Medical Center says that wearing unwashed clothes can result in skin irritation, scabies, lice and fungus.

"I have seen cases of lice that were possibly transmitted from trying on in the store, and there are certain infectious diseases that can be passed on through clothing,” Belsito told The Wall Street Journal.

"The other infestation I’ve seen from clothing is scabies."

They may appear visually clean, but your garment has been handled by countless manufacturers, shippers and store stockers before it ends up in your hands. 

 

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