Researchers have recently suggested that toilet paper could be a major contributor for controversial PFAS / 'forever chemicals' entering the wastewater treatment systems around the world.
They tested dozens of major toilet paper samples from around the world, at least 21 brands of product were tested.
They say that the waste that gets flushed might be a significant source of water pollution.
They tested major toilet paper brands around the world though they didn't name any popular name brands for now.
Researchers have been studying this issue for years to uncover just how prevalent these chemicals are in our society today, and toilet paper hasn't been commonly mentioned as a source.
Researchers have noted that we as a society need to decide what to do about it but they are also still investigating the impacts and extent of the problem around the world as well. If there is any risk of harm that could come to communities and individuals through consumption of and exposure to these chemicals then you can't blame many for wanting to try and rid the market of them as best as possible.