Health Risks of Not Washing Jeans Before Wearing Them

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Almost everyone has an opinion about how many times you can wear jeans before tossing them into the washing machine. Some people argue that wearing denim more than three times is just gross. Others wear a single pair of pants upwards of 10 times before washing. A rare few, like Levi’s CEO Chip Burgh, forego washing altogether to preserve the quality of their clothes.

Considering your body sheds more than 30,000 cells every day, it’s pretty disturbing to think about what lurks beneath the surface. So, we decided to look into whether all that dead skin and bacteria build up poses any health risks.

But first, how often do you wear jeans before washing?  […]

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Last modified: July 26, 2019

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