Someone on another forum made the point that doing laundry with sodium hypochlorite (bleach) will kill any fungus such as athlete's foot fungus, but that after the fabric dries, the pH level of the fabric is conducive to more fungal growth, since bleach is a base. The person made the point to substitute bleach with an acid like lemon juice, or to first do the laundry with bleach and then a second time with lemon juice. Exact quote below:
"Bleach removes fungus and mold but also promotes it’s later development. I had jock itch on and off for years until I stopped using bleach in my wash. Once I stopped using bleach it never returned. Fungus thrives in high PH environments caused by Bases like bleach. My jock itch returned for a short time when my wife used bleach again. If you must use bleach you should neutralize it with a post acid rinse like vinegar or lemon juice."
Is there any scientific rationale to backup this statement? Is lowering the pH of fabric with an acidic substance a workable means of preventing fungal growth? Or does it not matter- in other words, washing your clothes with bleach should neither promote nor inhibit future fungal growth (emphasis: athlete's foot fungus)