We all have to deal with dryer lint when doing laundry. But what's in lint, anyway, and why does it form?

Lint consists of fibers and small particles that shed from fabrics when you wash and dry them.

Natural fabrics like cotton and wool tend to produce the most lint. Synthetic fabrics like nylon produce less.

Washing clothes on delicate settings, using dryer sheets, and buying higher-quality clothes can help to reduce lint.

Lint can be a big fire hazard! Make sure to clean your dryer's lint screen before every cycle. It will also dry better with the lint removed.

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