Random household science question
Let me preface this by saying I am not a science person. I'm trying, I've been trying and there are just some things I can't seem to get through my head. Science in general is one of them.
Anyway - dumb science question. The smelly dish sponge. I know it stinks because of bacteria and what not and that nuking it for 2 minutes will kill everything but here is my question. Can the type of dish detergent make it smell worse? Need help settling an argument.
For months we've used organic, all natural dish detergent called 7th Generation or something. The sponge NEVER smelled. Three weeks ago we switched to Dawn Anti-Bacterial and the fucking thing stinks all the time. I have to nuke it every other day and we're on our third sponge. We don't eat meat and we practically live off of vegetables, beans and frozen food. I think it would be logical to say that the chemicals in the new detergent are screwing something up, but shouldn't anti-bacterial turn are sponge into a bacteria killing artillery? Why does it stink? Why didn't it stink when we used the nice hippie organic shit?
I think the anti-bacterial stuff is turning our sponge into a bacteria breeding ground. The BF thinks that the organic stuff didn't actually clean the dishes in the first place. (It isn't nice what couples argue about?)
Anyway, before you guys razz me too much about this (and trust me, I realize this is a retarded question) - any ideas?
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