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Toxic Chemicals Linger in Clothing—Even Organic-Cotton Ones

Photo by Shutterstock Our clothing is crawling with hinky chemicals. Some slough off in the wash, eventually entering—and later polluting—aquatic environments. Others, a new study…

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"Dolfi" is a Palm-Sized Washing Machine That Cleans With Ultrasound

Meet “Dolfi”, a next-generation ultrasonic “washing machine” that fits in the palm of your hand. Designed by Switzerland’s MPI Ultrasonics, the…

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Laundry Additive Could Turn Clothes into Mobile Air Purifiers

You don’t need to wear the world’s first air-purifying dress to breathe a little easier Catalytic Clothing’s Helen Storey and Tony Ryan are proposing a liquid laundry…

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Energy-Efficient Clothes Dryers Could Save Americans $4 Billion Per Year

Photo by Shutterstock Energy-inefficient clothes dryers are causing American households to waste up to $4 billion each year, according to a new report released by the Natural Resources…

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Scrubba's Pocket-Size Laundry Bag is World's Smallest Washing Machine

Whether you are traveling with dirty clothes or living in an area without access to electricity, laundry can go from being a chore to a monumental task. Perfect for small loads, the…

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"Shed Me" Clothes Reduce Need for Laundry by Shedding Like Snakeskin

Katie Ledger wants you to make like a serpent and molt—the layers of your clothes, that is. Inspired by the way a snake sheds its skin, London College of Art student envisions…

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The End of Laundry? Cotton Fabric Cleans Itself When Exposed to Sunlight

The end of laundry is nigh as far as chemists in China are concerned. Scientists are developing a cotton fabric that cleans and deodorizes itself when exposed to regular sunlight,…

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Is Synthetic Clothing Causing "Microplastic" Pollution in Our Oceans?

Think of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and visions of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch invariably come to mind. But an emerging breed of “microplastics,”…

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