Did You Know That Toilet Paper Can Be Dangerous To Your Health?

Here´s the scoop!

Most people don’t even consider the thought that toilet paper could be dangerous to your health.  Let’s admit, when it comes to toilet paper, we want the softest and the whitest paper possible or the colours that will reflect the “harmony “ in the bathroom. But the truth is, this kind of paper is the most toxic  for your body.

Did you know that there are more than 100,000 chemicals used in commercial paper products? Wow!  One of the worst chemicals used is chlorine. It’s pretty much in most products we use day to day such as baby wipes, paper towels, coffee filters, milk cartons, etc. These toxic substances enter through our skin and get into our blood stream. The most dangerous of these toxins is chlorine and unfortunately, most conventional toilet paper is processed with chlorine bleach. Chlorine bleach creates dangerous toxins such as dioxin and furans. These toxins accumulate in our bodies, creating a dangerous situation for our health.What’s worse, bleached paper is believed to be the  most carcinogenic chemical known to science!  The Toilet Paper Encyclopedia explains, “Many pulp and paper mills use chlorine-based chemicals to bleach pulp white. These chemicals react with organic molecules in the wood and other fibers to create many toxic byproducts, including dioxin. Chlorinated toilet paper contains the highest amount of furans out of all cosmetic tissues… Dioxin, a bleaching byproduct, is one of the most toxic human-made chemicals. Once released into the environment, it is persistent because natural bacteria cannot effectively break it down. ‘Dioxin’ is often used as a catchall term for three acutely toxic chemical groups: true dioxins, furans and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).”


Toilet Paper Is Not A Necessity

The best choice for superior hygiene and also to protect the enviroment is to use a bidet or install a small shower device just by the side of the toilet.This is refershing in a way that toilet paper could never be.! I must say that after travelling through India on many ocasions and using their method of a pitchcer of water that was always kept in whatever kind of bathrooms that you could find, and please pardon me, my a.. was always pristine!!

If you purchase toilet paper please read the labels! Look for non bleached or recycled content

Another thing to consider is how many trees are being flushed down the toilet! Cutting down a mature tree that is going to be thrown away is an enviromental tradedy to say the least.

Beverley Pugh.

Hippocrates Health Educator,Raw Food Chef, Coach & Therapist






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