Why you should wash your new clothes before wearing

Why You Should Wash Your New Clothes Before Wearing Them

Rub-a-dub-dub! You better wash that new shirt before you wear it, or you'll be wearing other people's germs and gross chemicals.

Clothing manufacturers use harsh dyes that can be harmful, especially if you have sensitive skin.

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Most chemicals used are known irritants, such as formaldehyde. This chemical can cause an array of allergic reactions.

Even natural fabrics are treated with chemicals before they're sold.

And don't forget about all the people who've tried on that shirt before you! You're likely wearing all of their hair and dead skin cells.

Luckily, there's an easy fix to avoiding all of this. Just toss your clothes in the wash before donning a brand new outfit.

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