BEAT THE ICK!

Prevention (USA) - - PULSE -

Did you know your beach towel may har­bor bac­te­ria that can mul­ti­ply up to 100-fold af­ter each use? That’s 10 teensy microbes bal­loon­ing into 1,000, overnight! Luck­ily, there’s an easy way to cut back on that growth: the sun. Its ul­tra­vi­o­let light kills 90% of germs—so save your­self some laun­dry and hang tow­els in the sun­shine af­ter us­ing them. You can do this for up to three days, and bac­te­ria will re­main at lev­els too low to do you harm.

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