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What does WASH BEFORE USE mean to you?



  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,029
    I saw  TV exposé on bagged salad. Definitely not something I'd choose to eat. Perhaps best to avoid the garnish a restaurant too.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,294
    clothes bedding definitely, it has a weird chemical smell. Listening to radio 4 today, think it was "costing  the earth". About VOCs in your carpets, bedding. New carpets give off formaldehyde
     It's why we have plants everywhere indoors
     Veg, not if it's going to be peeled

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,294
    the bedlinen demons didn't get me last night.
    I've survived a night on a brand new, UNWASHED fitted sheet.
    My skin hasn't dissolved. Who'd have thought.
    As you know, I'm a " fly by the seat of my pants" kinda guy. 
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,029
    Brand new and unwashed I assume.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • I saw 'wash before use' on a duvet i bought recently.
    I thought, "you cheeky git, i have a shower every night before i go to bed!".
    Sunny Dundee
  • floraliesfloralies Haute-Garonne SW FrancePosts: 2,166
    Flannels always had wash before use on the label!
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,855
    I done some digging and came across The Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF)

    Which shows (on page 13) that 38% of tested Fruit and Veg contained no Pesticides,
    59% contained pesticides at or below the allowed level and 3.3% contained pesticides above the allowed level
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • KiliKili Posts: 1,019
    B3 said:
    You lucky people!
    So rinsing under the tap is enough for the delicate of digestion?

    @B3 apparently you need one of these >>> Vegetable and fruit purifier 

    'The power of accurate observation .... is commonly called cynicism by those that have not got it.

    George Bernard Shaw'

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,029
    Maybe a little extreme @Kili 😉
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 6,321
    Veg - stick it in a colander and rinse it under the tap.
    Fruit, usually just wipe it. Soft fruit I rarely buy it, so it's normally straight off the plant, occasionally picking off the wildlife as I go.
    Bedding, always wash it first as OH gets migraines from most strong smelling detergents and from dust.
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
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