I workout often, and it seems some shirts have a permanent odor of sweat or mold. Will Clorox2® help on my colored laundry?
The bleach active in Clorox2®, hydrogen peroxide, is a gentle bleach, making it safe for almost all washable colored items. However, it doesn’t meet EPA disinfecting requirements, and so it won’t kill the germs on your workout clothes like Clorox® Regular Bleach2. You may actually be able to use Clorox® Regular Bleach2 to safely wash some of your workout clothes provided they are colorfast to bleach and don’t contain any spandex. You’ll need to check the items with a quick bleachability test as follows:
For items that don’t pass the bleachability test, you can try the following techniques to at least reduce the germ count.
Periodically run a washer clean-out cycle with an empty washer and ¾ cup Clorox® Regular Bleach2 to be sure the clothes washer is disinfected and germs don’t transfer to other loads.
Do any readers have suggestions on eliminating gym clothes odor?