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Regardless of what the package says, put wet wipes in the garbage and not in the toilet.

Wet wipes are clogging sewer systems nationwideIf you are on a septic system or using a macerator, wet wipes could be building in your pipes ready to wipe out your bank account with costly repairs!  This wet wipe problem is building across the country and around the globe for good reason.  We now have wipes for just about everything: furniture polish, shoes, stainless steel cleaning, car cleaning, leather, babies and of course… our behinds.  We have created a veritable wet wipe wasteland.



The impact of wet wipes on our sewer systems is no joke

We admit, we’ve thrown a few wipes in the toilet with little, okay no, thought about where they’d end up or in what condition.  But as these articles point out, wipes are causing millions of dollars in damage and increased maintenance for cities everywhere.  Our sewer systems are where the wet wipe wasteland is having the biggest impact.  Read more from Montgomery Alabama about their wet wipe woes: Wet Wipe Woes in Montgomery  And the Big Apple is in Big Doo-Do here:  Wiping out the Big Apple


Baby wipes are frequently thrown in the toilet as well, contributing to the mess beneath our feet

Can wet wipes affect your health?

The short answer seems to be yes.  There are a lot of articles out there about wet wipes causing allergies, irritation and skin disorders.  Here is more information about how wet wipes are causing allergies and eczema in children.  Here’s a link to an in depth article on the harmful nature of feminine wipes.  Who knew those convenient little wipes were causing such a problem with our skin?

What can you do to reduce wet wipe waste?

Wet Wipe Wasteland - How wet wipes are destroying the planetEliminating wet wipes is easy with a toilet seat bidet.  Bidets wash your bottom after a bowel movement with warm water, so you don’t need those wet wipes at all!  Utilizing a bidet after you use the toilet is much more gentle than the harsh chemicals used in wet wipes.  Subsequently, you don’t have the problem of flushing or disposing of the not very biodegradable wet wipes.  It sounds like a bidet toilet seat is a win win – and many people find that installing a bidet seat saves them money in the long run.  Do yourself a favor and read more about how a toilet seat bidet can positively affect your hygiene and your health.



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