We Tested Google’s Tips for Getting Stains Out of Your Clothes. You’re Welcome.

From Reactions.

Stained your shirt but don’t have time for a spin cycle? Your first impulse is probably to whip out your phone and start Googling. But how reliable are the quick stain removal tips you come across? This week on Reactions, we try out a bunch of those tips and consider the chemistry behind why some are more effective than others.

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Credits:
Producer: Andrew Sobey
Writer: Samantha Jones, PhD
Scientific Consultants:
Peter J. Hauser, Ph.D.
Karen Leonas, Ph.D.
Mary Johnson, M.S.
Brianne Raccor, Ph.D.
Michelle Boucher, Ph.D.
Executive Producer: George Zaidan

Music:
The Little Pedant — Adam Saunders, Mark Stephen Cousins
Hurry Up — Julien Renaud Vega
Happy Go Lively — Syd Dale

Sources:
https://chem.ku.edu/sites/chem.ku.edu/files/docs/CHEM190/stain_removal.pdf
https://fleming.ca.uky.edu/files/stain_removal.pdf
https://www.compoundchem.com/2015/06/18/stain-removal/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11124171
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-to-clean-period-stains
https://www.today.com/home/how-remove-blood-stains-clothes-furniture-t104470
https://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/how-to-remove-blood-stains/
https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/general-science-you-asked/hydrogen-peroxide-bodys-best-defence-system
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC423343/
https://www.thekitchn.com/quick-tip-the-best-way-to-get-grease-stains-out-of-clothes-100069
https://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Grease-from-Clothes
https://dawn-dish.com/en-us/how-to-clean/grease-stains-from-laundry
https://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Grease-from-Clothes

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