Should I now wash my clothes at 60 degrees to help beat coronavirus? – This is Money

Someone told me that I should now be washing all clothes at 60 degrees to kill viruses such as coronavirus.

I usually wash at 30 but am now concerned that I should be doing it at a higher temperature during this pandemic. 

I have a young family and typically do two loads per day.

Should I wash at 60? And if I do two loads per day, how much extra would this cost – if anything – over the course of a month?

Could putting your wash on a higher temperature of 60 degrees help stave off coronavirus?

Could putting your wash on a higher temperature of 60 degrees help stave off coronavirus? 

Grace Gausden, of This is Money, replies: Washing at 30 degrees has been a message pushed to households for more than a decade as this enables households to cut CO2 emissions, save energy and help the environment.

Many detergent makers boast that washing with their powder at 30 is as good as at 40. 

But coronavirus will have caused concern that washing at this low a temperature might not be the best idea.

Simply put, the higher the temperature of the washing, the more germs killed, which is why people may
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