1. How long is the towel suitable for use?
Experts said that personal towels should be replaced in about 30 days, up to 40 days. Maybe someone will say that this is not too wasteful? In fact, this is scientifically justified.
The towel will be hard for a long time, and the most important thing is that it will be contaminated with bacteria, which is harmful to the human body. Practice has proved that coins, bedding and towel products are the three indirect media for infectious diseases. However, there are still many people who are influenced by traditional concepts. There are some unscientific methods of use: such as multi-person, one-to-one towel, one-to-one towel, no change, no hygiene, and neglect of product quality.
We know that the towels are made of pure cotton yarn. Cotton fiber is a tubular structure with a hollow cell that can store water. Its main chemical component, cellulose, contains a large number of hydrophilic genes that can absorb water. The moisture absorption and moisture storage performance of the cotton yarn makes the towel feel comfortable and has strong decontamination ability, and is suitable for cleaning and sanitation. However, it is precisely because of this characteristic that it provides a convenient condition for the growth of bacteria. Bacteria prefer a warm, humid environment. The towel is in a warm and humid state for a long time, and the grease, dust, impurities in the water, dust in the air, etc. on the human skin are deposited on the towel. Over time, the towel becomes a paradise for bacteria. Wiping the skin with such a towel will not only prevent the skin, but will stain the skin and clog the pores. Women who like makeup and children with fast metabolism have more oil and skin, and towels are more susceptible to infection, especially for human skin.
Therefore, experts suggest: Do not wait for the towel to be replaced. As with the life cycle of the toothbrush, the towel can be used for up to 3 months.
2, the secret of the natural damage of towels
Some people have reported that the use of new towels will soon lead to holes or partial brittleness, mainly due to mold.
Our engineers and technicians found that the holes in the towel were mostly irregular. The fragile discoloration was observed with a microscope. It was found that the surface of the fiber was mildewed, and the fiber mold colonies could still be detected after washing. The crispy towels are stored in a damp and hot container after washing or wiping the sweat. The longer the storage, the more severe the fragility.
There are also new towels to be washed and washed. These towels are pulped towels that are not washed and desalted. The starch slurry is just the nutrient base of mold. Once the environment is hot and humid, the mold will rapidly breed and secrete enzymes to decompose the fibers and starch. Into glucose. At the same time, the dander contained in sweat (including protein, fat, amino acids and inorganic salts such as potassium and sodium) further promotes the reproduction of bacteria and other microorganisms, and releases acidic substances, which not only helps the survival of bacteria, but also accelerates Hydrolysis of starch and fiber. Therefore, after the new towel is used or with unwashed starch slurry, it will be mild and brittle in a hot and humid environment.
Therefore, if you find that the towel is sticky and smelly, it should be washed with soap and aired in a ventilated area as soon as possible. The newly produced towels must be desizing, dried, and cooled before being packaged and stored. Do not store them in a humid and humid environment for a long time to avoid mildew.
3, how to distinguish the quality of the towel
First, the appearance observation: the towel is finely sewed, the edges are neat, the width is uniform, the horizontal and vertical are straight, the slanting is not twisted, the elastic is uniform, the hair height is neat, the velvet ring is erect; the hand towel is flat and the velvet is smooth and rare. Cotton diarrhea is good. The color is pure and bright, and there is no unevenness.
Second, the hand touch: a good cotton towel feels fluffy, soft and no slippery feeling. The grip is soft and elastic in the fist, and the lint-free fleece falls off.
Third, sniffing: good towels have no odor. If there is a candle smell or ammonia smell, it means that the softener is excessive; if it has a sour taste, the PH value may exceed the standard; if there is a pungent smell, it means that the formaldehyde-containing fixing agent is used, and free formaldehyde is precipitated.
Fourth, measure the hygroscopicity: the towel is hung, and the hand is dipped in water and then rubbed onto the towel. The water drops do not roll off, indicating that the absorption and diffusion are rapid and the moisture absorption is good; if the water drops roll, the softener in the towel is excessive or Not enough refining.
Fifth, color fastness: firstly pour hot water of about 80 °C into the basin, then put it into the towel and wash it. If the water in the basin is not discolored, it is good; if it is colored, it indicates that the printing and dyeing quality is poor, which may hinder human health. According to the words of Mr. Yang Donghui, the president of the China National Textile Association, such towels are “washing with industrial wastewater.”
Therefore, we recommend that you try to buy towels in large shopping malls, supermarkets or specialty stores, and choose the products of regular manufacturers. Qualified towel products have a standard logo, indicating the manufacturer, origin, telephone, trademark, implementation standards, washing methods, etc., and the price is reasonable, value for money.
4, how to use towels
The towel is a looped fabric, fluffy and sparse, with large gaps, and it is easy to hide bacteria, microorganisms and other pathogenic bacteria, which is the root cause of spread and cross infection. For your health, we recommend that you:
First, special purpose, special towel
Starting from China's national conditions, health care experts advocate that the number of towels used by consumers is “male three (articles) female four (articles)”, and the minimum standard is “male two (articles) female three (articles)”. Towels for washing, bathing, and washing your feet must be separated to prevent local skin diseases from spreading to the whole body. It is also an effective method to prevent cross-infection.
Second, correct sun drying and regular disinfection. When washing your face or bathing, rinse it off with shower gel and water, then dry it with a dry towel. This will reduce the adhesion of human dirt to the towel. After the towel is used up, it should be cleaned in time. It should be sterilized by boiling water for 10 minutes every week. The airing place should be ventilated. It is best to dry or dry in time. Unusual towels must be boiled and dried before being placed to prevent mildew.
Third, timely replacement, often change often. This is the key to changing the misunderstanding of traditional consumption.
Fourth, the necessary special treatment. If you add 30 grams of soda ash or a safe detergent to 1.5 kilograms of water for 10 minutes, make the hardened towel soft.
5, why the towel is harder to use harder
The towel frequently contacts the sweat glands on the skin during use, and the pores continuously secrete body fluids such as oil and sweat. Impurities such as oils, proteins, dander, inorganic salts, and gray scale are not easily dissolved in water. If it is washed with pure water, it is difficult to clean it, and these impurities will accumulate in the towel fiber. In addition, the soap used when bathing and washing your face is easily combined with calcium and magnesium ions in the water to form calcium and magnesium soap, which penetrates into the fibers along the grease, making the towel loop fibers hard and rough. Therefore, the longer the use time, the more grease and impurities accumulated between the fibers, the more the towel feels harder.
6. How to keep the towel soft?
Now, we already know the reason that the towel is hard and rough. So, how can we keep the towel soft? Let us teach you a few tips for life, you may wish to try.
First, pour the first and second times of rice water into the pot, then put the towel into the boil, boil and cook for a while and then clean the rice soup. After doing this, the towel will turn white and there will be a touch of rice.
Second, put the towel in the hot water of the washing solution, cook or bake for 5 minutes, then rinse it off.
Third, boil the towel with soap, washing powder or lye for a few minutes at intervals to prevent hardening. When boiled, the towel should be completely immersed in water to avoid oxidation with oxygen and change the color. Then rinse with clean water and warm water in order, and let the water dry in a ventilated place. After drying, the towel will return to softness. Need to be reminded, towels should not be exposed to the sun for a long time, in order to dry naturally in the ventilated place.
Fourth, the towel should be boiled in boiling water for about 10 minutes, then washed with soap, then thoroughly washed with water. Finally, fold the towel into the microwave and heat it for 5 minutes.
Fifth, put the towel in a 1:4 vinegar solution, do not drink too much, just over the towel. After soaking for 5 minutes, rinse again, then rinse with water. The towel can also be restored to softness.
7. What should I do if the towel smells bad?
It is a good medium for bacteria, such as oil, dander, protein, inorganic salts and other impurities that have been stained with a towel for a long time. The towels are mostly wet daily necessities. Once the temperature conditions are suitable, the bacteria will multiply and multiply. The excrement of bacteria contains a lot of odors such as ammonia, acetaldehyde and hydrogen sulfide, which will make the towel smell bad.
To solve the problem of towel odor, first, be sure to wash thoroughly with detergent; second, be sure to put it in a ventilated place to dry after use; third, use sterilized towel or bamboo fiber , chitin, bamboo charcoal fiber or towel with sterilized hollow yarn; the fourth and most important point, the towel can not be used for a long time, preferably updated three months.
8, the magic of towels
Some people will say that a towel is a towel. Besides its cleaning, can it have other uses? However, at certain moments in a particular environment, the towel can really come in handy.
First, we use gas or liquefied petroleum gas at home to boil water and cook. If you have a soaked towel, keep it on your side. If the gas pipe or the LPG nozzle leaks, catch it with a wet towel. By quickly closing the valve, you can avoid a possible fire.
Second, when the chef cooks and cooks, he often puts a wet towel around him. If the oil pan catches fire, he can quickly cover it and the fire will be extinguished immediately.
Third, in a specific case, a wet towel is topped with a gas mask. The secret lies in the smoke removal effect of the towel. Practice has proved that when taking refuge in the smoke of a fire, use a towel to cover the mouth and nostrils, and quickly rush out of the fire to get self-help. Some people have done experiments, the more the number of folded layers of towels, the better the smoke removal effect, and the smoke removal rate of the folded 8 layers is about 60%. For towels with different humidity, the smoke removal rate is also different. The larger the water content, the greater the smoke removal rate. When the water content reaches 3.3 times that of the towel, the human endurance time is about 1 minute and 20 seconds.