It’s better to put your laundry in the dryer

Not every household has the luxury of owning a dryer, sometimes there is no room for such a bulky machine, and sometimes there is no money to buy one. The only thing you can do with your laundry is to hang it on a drying rack. However, do you always do this indoors? If you do, then you should read this.

It is better not to hang laundry indoors.


Well, you don’t always have a choice, but we’re going to tell you anyway: it’s not good to hang laundry indoors. If you dry your laundry indoors, you increase the humidity by about thirty percent, according to The Asthma Society of Ireland. The higher humidity can increase the chance of developing toxic fungi. “A moist environment stimulates the growth of fungi that can release spores. These spores can potentially cause allergic reactions in humans,” according to a spokesperson for The Asthma Society.

Fungi and spores

These fungi and the spores they release are often not visible to the naked eye. As a result, a person can suddenly experience severe allergic reactions, without knowing the cause. Not everyone suffers a reaction from fungi and spores, however, people with asthma and those who are more sensitive to fungi and spores due to their condition, may experience an exacerbation of their asthma symptoms. The fungi can also have a negative effect on the skin.

Curious about other symptoms and allergic reactions? Read the next page.

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Allergic reaction

If you suffer from mold and spores in the house, you may also suffer from other complaints. These may seem harmless at first, such as a runny nose, but can become extremely annoying in the long term. If you experience symptoms that do not disappear, and which cause problems in your daily life, it is wise to visit your doctor. The following symptoms can arise:

  • A runny nose
  • Stinging cough
  • Sneezing
  • Hives
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Connective tissue irritation
  • Asthma


Do you have a clothes dryer or do you have space outside to let the laundry dry? Then make sure you use these two options as much as possible. If it is necessary to dry the laundry indoors, then do this in a room that is well ventilated. For example, place the laundry rack in a bathroom with the windows open and the extraction fan on.

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Also read: Three things you should never do with laundry detergent

Source: Margriet | Image: Videostill