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Now This is Disgusting!

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Even Kermit prefers clean towels, ya know?

There's a new survey out from a company called Showers to You revealing that 3% of respondents in Great Britain wash their bathroom towels just once a year, equating to over 1.5 million UK residents.

And, get this, 15 percent only wash their towels after they have become stiff. Now this is disgusting!

I kid you not. Now where do you suppose this survey was conducted? Did you guess Great Britain?

Now here are the key points from the survey of 2,200 UK residents:

  • Almost one in 10 residents (8%) surveyed only wash their bathroom towels twice a year, equating to over 4 million people.

  • A third of those (33%) surveyed wash their bathroom towels just once every three months; this equates to over 17 million people.

  • Men were five times more likely to clean their bathroom towels just once a year, with 5% of male respondents admitting to giving them anannual wash, compared to 1% of women.

  • Almost one in 10 respondents (8%) only wash their bathroom towels twice a year, indicating over 1.5 million people across the country give their towels a clean every six months.

  • Almost one in five (38%) respondents wash their towels once a month. Almost a quarter (24%) wash their towels once a week, and one in 20 (5%) health conscious residents do so every single day.

The bathroom should in theory be one of the cleanest rooms in the home, however our research shows that many people across the country could be ignoring a key step in ensuring proper bathroom hygiene," said Martin Smith, founder of Showers to You.

“While it’s encouraging to see the data shows the majority of respondents are keeping up with regularly washing their bathroom towels, everyone should ensure they are ensuring a regular routine of washing their towels in line with guidance from health professionals, especially for those who only give their towels an annual wash.

Visual cleanliness is the most common factor that causes people to wash their bathroom towels (67%), followed by smell (61%) and ‘number of uses’ (58%). However, one in six respondents (15%) stated they will only wash their towels once they have become stiff.

While the study found that one in 9 respondents (11%) aren’t concerned at all by bacteria or hygiene issues stemming from not washing their bathroom towels, the National Health Service (NHS) in Great Britain advises that towels can spread germs if not washed frequently.

Duh. Really?

Said Dr. Hamdan Abdullah Hamed MBChB, a board-certified dermatologist and Co-founder of,It is crucial to maintain proper hygiene in our everyday routines, including the use and care of bathroom towels. Regular washing of bathroom towels is important to maintain cleanliness and reduce the risk of infections. Towels tend to accumulate moisture, creating an environment conducive to bacterial and fungal growth.

"Bacteria like staphylococcus aureus can lead to skin infections, while fungi like Candida yeast can cause issues like athlete's foot or yeast infections. Additionally, dirty towels may contain allergens that can trigger allergic reactions or skin irritations in sensitive individuals," he said. "Therefore, it is recommended to wash towels after every three to four uses to eliminate bacteria, dirt, dead skin cells, and allergens, ensuring optimal hygiene and minimizing health risks.

Now, this blog is outside our normal topic area as we generally focus on social issues, including all of the nasty things proposed and perpetrated by right-wing Republican nutcases. But I thought it was important to pass along this illuminating information, even though I am certain that liberals and Democrats, generally, are already very health conscious and clean, and would never dream of not washing their bathroom towels until they become stiff.

However, it's no wonder that Hillary labeled many MAGA people as "deplorable." No doubt they are the ones who wash their towels only when they stink.

You can check out the complete survey here.

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