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Should You Wash New Clothes Before Wearing?

So you just bought the cutest outfit and you can't wait to wear it. Should you wash it before you wear it? It's new, so probably not, right? Wrong.

The Huffington Post says N.Y.U professor of microbiology and pathology Philip Tierno says you might be surprised at the number of people who've tried on that clothing before you bought it, saying, "It’s not four or five or six people; it’s dozens and dozens ... if that garment sits there for weeks or a month.”

In fact, Tierno has found in his research on clothing from a variety of popular clothing chains, as well as high-end retailers, that things like norovirus, as well as strep, staph and other bacteria were left behind on clothing by people who'd put on the item, but didn't purchase it.