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Does Vinegar Disinfect Clothing

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By Dolores Harral

My Laundry Question

I've read on the internet that vinegar in the washer water will disinfect clothing, is this true? Thanks

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Clothing contaminated from nursing home germs, strep, staph, CFF, pneumonia, etc etc etc etc etc..,.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Lessons Learned

  • don't know what to try and don't want to buy and then find out its not the right thing to use

Fabric Content of Item (if appropriate)

cottons, flannels, all colors

Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com Laundry & Laundry Rooms, says:

Vinegar has many great uses in the laundry; however, it does not disinfect contaminated clothing. I have a great article on how you can disinfect clothes. Hope it helps!

Good luck!

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