5 Sep 2017

Why some clothes get smellier than others

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:26 pm on 5 September 2017

Ever wondered why some clothes tend to get smellier than others?

Otago University scientists have been looking into it and found that some fabrics absorb and emit body odour differently. They have narrowed down the smelliest of the materials we wear and can tell us why.

Professor Rachel Laing was part of the team researching the fabrics.

Study team members Tobi Richter and Professor Raechel Laing

Study team members Tobi Richter and Professor Raechel Laing Photo: supplied