Increasingly popular 'flushable' wipes wreak havoc on utilities

September 10, 2013
Mother Nature Network

In this terrifying age of black market detergent, poop-laced almond cakes, and flammable sunscreen, here's yet another product that consumers should be weary of: flushable wipes. According to the Washington Post, while pre-moistened personal wipe products — a popular TP alternative amongst potty-training tykes, older folks, and those suffering from various forms of gastrointestinal distress — do indeed magically disappear when flushed down the toilet as advertised, they go on to wreak considerable havoc on aging sewer systems where they clog pipes, jam pumps, and create blockages.

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