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Published:November 4th, 2012 12:38 EST

Drying Clothes Inside Poses Health Risks

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Scottish researchers say drying laundry indoors, rather than hanging wet clothes outside, may pose health risks.

People prone to asthma, hay fever and other allergies would be particularly vulnerable to indoor drying that includes hanging clothes near radiators, the researchers said.


A study by the Mackintosh School of Architecture found that many homes had too much moisture indoors and up to a third of it was attributed to drying laundry."


I have a washer and dryer, but sometimes in a bid to save energy, when I have a small load, I let my clothes dry on top of a table or hanging from chairs.

No good deed goes unpunished, by being politically correct and saving energy, I`m only exacerbating my asthma.

Hanging my clothes in the backyard, isn`t an option, I ain`t gonna let anybody see my dirty drawers.

I`ve learned my lesson, in fact, I`m going to let my clothes spin in the dryer for a longer period of time, just to make sure there isn`t too much moisture in my home.

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