Hidden Cost of Toilet Paper

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Luke Ward
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Did you know that every day, 27,000 trees go down the toilet as waste paper?

Toilet paper is used every day by many people and is a necessity.

However, believe it or not, less than one-third of the global population uses toilet paper on a daily basis. And for good reasons too, using toilet paper may not be the best idea for our bodies and the planet.

Most of us assume that toilet paper protects us from dangerous bacteria and disease, but studies show that alternatives, like bidets, are actually safer and more effective.

The chemicals found in a standard-issue toilet roll will surprise you.

Toilet paper fibers contain the much-hated chemical BPA, a xenoestrogen that the FDA has indicated is linked to increasing the risks of cancer, heart disease, and infertility.

Of course, the primary problem with our toilet paper addiction is that we go through an enormous amount of it.

Every day, 27,000 trees go down the toilet as waste paper. And we consume thousands of gallons of excess water to flush the wad of paper through our sewer systems.

If we each swapped just four rolls of traditional paper for the recycled paper this year, we would save one million trees and 356 million gallons of fresh water.

For even more knowledge on these little-known toilet paper facts, check out the informative video below.

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Luke Ward
Luke Ward

Luke Ward is the founder of The Fact Site. He's a professional blogger & researcher with over 11 years’ experience in fact finding, SEO & web design. In his spare time he loves to travel and drink coffee.

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