Quite often my dishes after washing have a rather unpleasant smell that I can only compare to the smell of a wet dog. For a longer while I thought it's just me, until I Googled "wet dog smell dishwasher" and realized that this is actually a pretty common complaint. At the same time, there are tons of different possible causes listed online (a common one having to do with egg residue on dishes), but nothing more credible than a bunch of forum posts of people having the same problem. Also, like some other people, I noticed that the smell intensifies if the dishes are left to dry with the window open. I used a dishwasher, but others noticed the problem also appears when hand washing the dishes.
Now that I know that I'm not alone, I wanted to ask here if this phenomenon has some proper "scientific" explanation? Does it pose any health risks? Only then, based on that explanation, I would love to see some solutions.