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The Iowa Homemaker

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The Hygiene of Clothing

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What are the points we consider when we make clothing purchases? Is it style, suitability, durability, becomingness, the hygienic qualities, or are the first four considered in their relation to the last? Too often we are governed by the style and becomingness of a garment, with suitability and durability following in close second place. In the end, hygienic conditions may be considered. Often we do not stop to estimate the amount of comfort, the increase in our efficiency and the effect upon our mental health obtained by wearing hygienic clothing. Clothing which does not conform to the laws of hygiene is constantly undermining the health of the individual by draining the body energy which should go to build up a resistance to disease, in general, and especially those of the throat and lungs.

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