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→‎Seperation: make language more succinct, allow for different preferences (e.g. when to separate); Disinfection section
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==SeperationSeparation and washing options== This article section describes how the laundry separation and washing options should be set.Special focus is given on a simplified procedure; one which still ensures to ensure proper washing yet on in a speedy/and simple manner. Some other methods describe more separation of laundry and several washing periods (for several types of fabrics), yet this method but that consumes more time, electricity , water and cleaning agent.
===Separation===
When a cloth clothing is dirty and thus removed from the body, it should may be separated immediately into a correct bin, so that the sorting of the laundry does not need to be done twice. If the 1st separation - this method is followed, 2 means that two bins should be are placed in the room where the filthy clothes are discarded(e. These containers include 1 bin g. bathroom). There are one for white & heavily polluted clothes and 1 bin one for colored clothes. However it is also a matter of the colorfastness of the fabric.
====Separation method 1====
*White and heavily polluted clothes and fabrics are sorted together. These include white clothing and fabrics as towels (kitchen towels, bath towels, ...), linen, white socks, and heavily polluted clothing as underwear, handkerchiefs, pillow cases, ... Note that most of the heavily polluted clothes are generally white as well so that no color blending can occur, in regions or instances where . Where this is not the case, a an alternative method should be used. Also note that heavily polluted clothing refers to the amount of bacteria/microorganisms the clothing generally carries after use, rather than not only the degree of visible filth.
*Colored clothes. These include pants, shirts, colored socks, skirts, ...
===Ironing===
UsuallyAfter drying, after the separation and washingclothes may be ironed, the clothes undergo another procedure called [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironing {{wp sup|ironing]. This procedure }} which de-wrinkles the clothes and again kills off leftover bacteria in the clothes due to the process of rapid heating may help with disinfection (to 100°Celsiussee [[#Disinfection]], below) and cooling.  The de-wrinkling is often my be unnecessary for casual dressing, especially if the wrinkling clothes are hung carefully and air flow is not excessiveoptimized when drying. In such cases, this step could be thus Wrinkling may also be skipped, if the wrinkling is kept to a minimum by [http://www.ehow.com/how_2203616_clothes-wrinklefree-ironing.html tricks as adding vinegar] to the washing machine .  == Disinfection == For people with compromised immune systems, or where clothes have been exposed to dangerous pathogens, it is important to ensure that disinfection occurs. For people without significant health problems, regular washing should be sufficient. One or more of the following steps may be important:* Washing - thorough soaking and washing, cleaning the clothes thoroughly, will remove the vast majority of pathogens. Increase soak and optimizing air flowwash times to improve cleanliness.** Be sure to use adequate detergent** Additives in the wash cycle. Bleach? How much to be effective?{{sp}}** Hot water (how hot to be effective against bacteria? This is time-dependent, e.g. 80°C will kill much more quickly and thoroughly than 60°C.** Drying in sunshine - in sunny conditions, the [[ultraviolet]] light is very effective at disinfection. ** Ironing{{fact}} This discarding of the ironing however also has a antibacterial working, meaning that the laundry separation & washing method 1 can not be usedif there are concerns about bacteria (e.g. ). Instead, higher temperatures (nearing 100° Celsius; e.g. 90° Celsius) {{fact}} should be used.,{{fact}} (When is it important to kill off the leftover bacteria? For people with compromised immune systems, or where staph or other infections may be carried on clothing?{{sp}} --[[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] 00:52, 24 January 2010 (UTC)) due to the rapid heating (to 100°Celsius) and cooling.
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