Health: Change bath towels more frequently to reduce bacteria
Earlier this month, Inside Edition conducted an investigation to find out how dirty bath towels can really be despite using them after a shower or washing your hands or face.
One woman on the first day discovered the bacteria count on her towel was 260,000. After a full week, Inside Edition, found out the bacteria count was around 650 million.
University of Arizona microbiologist and professor, Dr. Charles Gerba said drying with a dirty towel is the equivalent — if not more — to taking one's head and flushing it in the toilet.
A Burley man said he doesn't have this problem because he uses a news towel each day.
"They just look at me like I have a lot more laundry to do ... that's about it. That's only one more load, you know?" said Stephan Ortiz.
It's recommended that towels get washed in hot water every three days to eliminate such high bacteria.
In Tuesday's poll question, KMVT asked How often do you change your towel?
41 percent said they change their towels every few days
34 percent change theirs once a week
19 percent change their towels every day
6 percent change towels once a month