Save a KW, kill a kid.
The primary reason for washing clothes in hot water is to sanitize the clothes and kill bacteria before they go back into your closet. Washing in lukewarm or cold water does not kill bacterias, it distributes them throughout all the clothes in that load. It also contaminates the machine so that deadly bacteria will be distributed to the next load too. Currently marketed clothes dryers manufactured under he government “Energy-Star” requirement do not get hot enough to kill bacteria either. Beginning in 2004, these new low energy consumption, non-sanitizing laundry machines have been the only ones sold in the United States, and its getting worse after 2007.
Even if you are unconcerned about the additional $300 that it will cost you to purchase a clothes washer, and unconcerned that your clothes will contain residential soap and dirt, you should be very concerned about the rapidly spreading resistant bacteria that is being created and distributed by the nation wide lack of sanitation. We read in our news this year, “Drug-Resistant Staph Killed More Americans Than AIDS in 2005.” It came out of hospitals where the AMA and their medical industrial complex breeds noxious diseases so they can be paid to “treat” us. But it was generally confined to hospitals for years because it didn't spread among healthy sanitary homes. But today many of our homes no longer are sanitary. Our home laundry spreads disease rather than prevents disease. Even new hospital laundry equipment doesn't clean and sanitize sheets and towels as well as it once did. Hospital laundries have to use the ineffective government mandated “energy saving” equipment too. We the people are left with unsanitary hospitals breeding horribly deadly diseases in huge new quantities, and unsanitary homes without clean sanitary towels or clothing. Sanitization of our clothing, towels, and bedding is now effectively outlawed by our government.
In small towns all across America school children are getting sick and dying from resistant staph infections, e-coli outbreaks, and thousands of colds, flus, and other diseases that they need not get. Schools are being closed to be disinfected to fight the spread of disease. But the next week another child brings the resistant staph back to the school. Towel laundry facilities at school gymnasiums no longer use hot water either, being confined by tyrannical government bureaucrats to “save energy” while killing our children. Every year it will get worse and worse as more and more older laundry equipment wears out and is replaced by the new “energy saving” non-sanitary laundry equipment.
In the food industry we have seen a huge rise in the number of e-coli contaminated food products from food processing plants all over America. Once again, clean laundry, aprons, shirts, etc., are the first line of defense against the spread of contagious diseases. Infectious disease contamination of food has increased sharply since 2004 when the government stopped allowing laundry manufacturers to supply machines that clean and disinfect our dirty laundry. Food processing employee's clothing, aprons, etc., are not being properly laundered in hot clean bacteria killing water. The government prohibits it.
The government's lack of concern for the health and safety of American men, women, and children would have been unthinkable in the first half of the 20th century when parents were all terrified of polio and even our polio stricken President FDR promoted sanitation as the first defense against infectious disease. Not today. Sanitation and the health of our people has been ignored as power hungry bureaucrats promulgate oppressive regulations to exercise their authority over the people. Sickness, disease, and death in schools and homes is the inevitable result of outlawing sanitary laundry facilities.
One way to fight them on a personal level is to eschew all new and unsanitary laundry equipment and use refurbished machines from a previous era. Having clean laundry at home won't protect you from all the dirty disease spreading unsanitary conditions in other places like hotels, hospitals, and schools, but it's all you can do with the government working to kill the people by crippling effective sanitation. How many hundred thousand children will die of resistant staph before the people take notice?