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How often you should wash towels

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The towel you use just after cleaning yourself is actually pretty filthy.

You wipe your face, body and hands on them, but you may not realize that the towel you use just after cleaning yourself is actually pretty filthy.

A study out of the University of Arizona found that nearly 90 percent of bathroom towels were contaminated with coliform bacteria and about 14 percent carried E-coli.

The same bacteria was also found on kitchen hand towels.

Researchers blame people who don't wash their hands thoroughly and not washing towels often enough.

On Eyewitness News at 4 p.m., we'll discuss how often you need to wash towels to avoid bacteria.

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