American scientists said that toilet paper harms the planet. In particular, the paper flushed down the toilet pollutes the water.
Such statement of scientists from the University of Florida in the United States is based on a new study, which found it contains toxic compounds PFAS, which almost does not decompose, reports The Guardian.
The study includes an examination of the composition of toilet paper produced by 21 companies from North and South America, as well as Western Europe and Africa. Particles of "everlasting chemicals" were found in all product samples, the publication said.
Thus, the compound fluorotelomer phosphate diester was found in the examined samples. Scientists link these toxins with reproductive system dysfunction.
Meanwhile, PFAS compounds include about five thousand artificially synthesized substances. These include dyes for clothing, food packaging, coatings for kitchen utensils, and even cosmetics.