Toilet Paper Safety

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Toilet Paper Safety
Toilet paper poses several hazards. (toilet paper image by Aleksandr Ugorenkov from

There are some dangers associated with the use of toilet paper products. Some toilet papers contain dangerous preservatives and ingredients that can cause allergic reactions. There are also environmental dangers to consider when using toilet paper.

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Toilet paper that contains certain dyes and perfumes can cause an allergic reaction for some. Rashes and inflammation of the skin are a symptoms of an allergic reaction; this is referred to as allergic contact dermatitis.


According to the Institute of Eco Tourism, it takes 17 trees, 6,953 gallons of water, 4077kW hours of energy and 463 gallons of oil to produce 1 ton of toilet paper. If the toilet paper isn't recycled, it causes 266kg. of air pollution and takes up 3.06 cubic yards of landfill space.


Options are available to avoid the dangers of toilet paper. Buy recycled paper to protect the environment and hypoallergenic paper for those who have sensitive skin or have previously had a reaction to another brand.

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