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Old 06-25-2019, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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^^^^So what happened to the person with the sweatpants? What did the photos show?
Use your imagination of the nastiest skin rash you can picture, on the most vulnerable bits of your body. Then assume it was twice as bad as that. He was hospitalized for over a week.
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Old 06-25-2019, 04:41 PM
 
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I always, always wash all new clothes, sheets, towels, etc. before I wash them. Aside from all the chemicals people have talked about already, these things sit in warehouses, on trucks, etc. for who-knows-how-long. Those warehouses and trucks are filled with bugs and vermin that crawl all over them. Gross.
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Old 06-25-2019, 04:52 PM
 
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Along the same lines, do you wash the interior of a new car? To get rid of that new car smell, and the thought of all the grubby hands who've handled it before it gets to you?
Typically the smell of the packaging of new sheets/bedding is pretty overpowering when you first open the package. It is easy enough to wash new sheets once you get them to get rid of the initial off-gassing smell and any starch/chemicals they put on to keep the sheets from getting wrinkled. I donít know about you, but my face is going on sheets and I just canít breathe in that smell, nor do I want those chemicals right up against my face.
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Old 06-25-2019, 04:58 PM
 
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Nope.
It's already packaged sealed. Humans aren't touching it. It's machines : from roll ,cut,fold,package and placed in the box.
I'm not germaphobe or anti human tendering of products.
It will get washed eventually
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Along the same lines, do you wash the interior of a new car? To get rid of that new car smell, and the thought of all the grubby hands who've handled it before it gets to you?
Well, I'm not "wearing the car" and I doubt that many hands have touched it, much less grubby. I sure don't see any grubby handprints on new cars. Sorry, but clothes and sheets aren't cars!
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:38 PM
 
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Yes, we wash new bed sheets. Usually, new sheets come wrapped in plastic and have that plastic smell on them. Also, washing makes them softer.
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Old 06-25-2019, 06:03 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I've always read that your should wash new clothing and sheets. One time I ignored that rule. They were such pretty sheets that I couldn't wait to get them on the bed. Without washing them, they had some sticky chemical on them. I washed them once and it was still there, and ended up having to wash them several times before I could stand to use them.

Whatever it was, it finally did wash out. People can be sensitive to the chemicals that are put onto clothing and sheets as well as the chemicals in the plastic wrapping.
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Old 06-25-2019, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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This topic has nothing to do with health! Regardless, wash everything before you use/wear it.
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Old 06-25-2019, 06:33 PM
 
Location: CA
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My skin has become so sensitive lately that I wash everything before using. Lots of things stink, too, from packaging so that's also a reason I wash.
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Old 06-25-2019, 06:36 PM
 
Location: planet earth
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I wash everything. There are chemicals in new fabrics that need to be washed. It's gross not to.
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