What’s bleaching my towels all splotchy like?
September 18, 2006 9:27 AM Subscribe
Help me figure out what’s bleaching my towels and possibly causing health problems. Hint: I don't think it's my facewash.
posted by funkiwan to Home & Garden (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I moved in to an apartment in NYC in April and have noticed that my bathroom towels are being bleached in a splotchy way. At first I thought it was because I was using Benzoyl Peroxide while showering as mentioned in a previous askmefi
so I became rigorous in my rinsing ritual. Then I noticed it was affecting all of the towels in my bathroom, including the one I only use in wiping the mirror. This is not happening in the laundry cycle as I’ve noticed it in a brand new towel that had yet to be washed.
suggests that indeed the problem is just the Benzoyl Peroxide and I must have somehow gotten it on to all of the towels involved. The thing is, I seem to have a much higher incidence of canker sores (Note: not
cold sores) that are more painful and longer-lasting since moving in. I don’t know that the two are related but I thought it might be relevant.
I’m wondering if anyone has any ideas of what might be going on? Could there be something in my water causing this? Does anyone know where I could get a water test that would help me figure this out? I don't have any idea what I would even look for. I’d like to have some proof before I bring it up with the landlord so I don’t seem like a total nutjob.