My fear is that any bacteria or anything else that my family could catch from these towels?

My daughter belongs to a local health club. In lieu of her monthly fees, she takes home all of the dirty towels and washes them in our home washing machine. My fear is that any bacteria or anything else that my family could catch from these towels is in our home washing machine.
Is this safe for my family?

Thank You
Concerned Parent

1
Doctor Answers And General Comments : (both members and visitors can post)

avatar
1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
Dr. J. Ernesto Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Dr. Javez Ernesto
Member
Dr. Javez Ernesto

If it were me, I would not be worried as long as some precautions are taken:

1. I would use hot water in washing cycle
2. I would add a chlorine bleach or anti bacterial agent to the washing cycle
3. (this is the most important) Dry the clothes completely at VERY HIGH
temperature in dryer – this will kill just about every bacteria.

Also have your daughter wash her hands after handling-that’s always a good idea.