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So how often should you wash your jeans?  Do you wash them after each wear?  Do you wash them after a few wears?  Well according to an experiment by Josh Le, you can go a little over a year.

–Josh Le is a student at the University of Alberta, Canada.  He decided to do an experiment where he wore the same pair of jeans for FIFTEEN MONTHS without ever washing them once.

–He says he wanted to break them in so they’d fit perfectly and have nice, unique lines and creases.

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–Anyway, after 15 months, he took his jeans to a human ecology professor named Rachel McQueen to test them for bacteria.  And while the swabs turned up five different kinds of bacteria . . . NONE of them posed any kind of health hazard.

–Rachel found the highest concentration of bacteria in the crotch of the jeans.   But they were just regular skin bacteria . . . no E. coli or staph or anything like that.

–She says, quote, “I didn’t see any evidence, but that could be unique to Josh.  I mean, he wore underwear, which can be helpful.”

(Toronto Star)

So with that knowledge, will you still wash your jeans on a regular basis???


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