According to this news story on WCCO - CBS Minnesota, you're probably not washing them frequently enough. http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video-on-demand/?autoStart=true&clipId=7292256#.UhbXc_Mf5G0.facebook
The damp environment in bathrooms and kitchens are breeding grounds for bacteria. Cotton hand towels tested had the following bacteria counts:
- Day One: 3,800
- Day Two: 9,000
- Day Three: 83,000
The researchers suggest changing bathroom washcloths and towels at least every other day. Kitchen washcloths and towels should be washed daily, but bed linens - due to the drier environment - can be laundered weekly.
How can Norwex help?
Our antibac line of towels are embedded with microsilver. Silver creates a hostile environment for bacteria. The silver antibacterial fiber in Norwex microfiber has self purification properties, and is solely designed to inhibit bacterial odor, mold, and/or mildew growth within the cloth. Read more about Norwex Antibacterial Microfiber here: http://www.fastgreenclean.com/2013/10/norwex-antibacterial-microfiber.html