August 31, 1999
American Chemical Society
Using high temperature settings on clothes dryers can damage cotton fabrics, according to a study presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society. When repeatedly machine dried at high temperatures, cotton fabrics eventually tear more easily than those tumble-dried at room temperature, drip-dried indoors or dried outdoors by sunlight, the study concludes.
Study Finds Hot Drying Wears Out Clothes Faster and Causes More Lint
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