Not every household has a tumble dryer. Sometimes there is no money for a tumble dryer, sometimes there is no room for it in the apartment. Many families solve this by getting a clothes dryer. If you dry your clothes on a dryer inside your apartment, here are some good reasons why you shouldn’t do it.
The first big problem is humidity, which rises by about 30%. According to The Asthma Society of Ireland, an asthma organisation, higher humidity increases the likelihood of toxic fungi. These release so-called spores that cause allergic reactions. These fungi and spores may not be visible to the naked eye. One only notices the often severe allergic reactions. Health problems are mainly experienced by asthmatics and people suffering from allergies. But let’s not forget that allergies can break out at any age.
What serious problems can mould in the home cause?
- allergic rhinitis
- long-lasting cough
- atopic eczema
- abdominal pain
Children, the elderly and people with poor immune systems are still at risk from these fungi, but even a healthy person should not take risks with their health.
What is the solution to these problems?
If you have a dryer or the ability to dry your clothes outside, use those options first. It’s the best thing you can do for your health.
When you don’t have a choice and the only option for you is to dry your laundry indoors, try to do it in a room where you can open a window or run a fan frequently. Do not place the dryer near the heater or dry clothes on the heater. You’ll be robbing yourself of heat and causing dew on the windows. Also, try not to put the dryer against a wall, where air will not be able to flow around it and the clothes will take longer to dry.
Also take extra care when choosing a clothes dryer. You don’t just need to get a traditional folding dryer that takes up a lot of space. Get a dryer tailored to your needs that can fit into a shower enclosure, for example, and dry the same amount of laundry. You can find a large number of them on the market in different sizes and shapes, which can be made of different materials. So choose the one that best suits your home.