What makes wet wipes one of the worst offenders, environmentally speaking? Read “Wet Wipes: Seeking a Safer Alternative” to find out, then take our quiz to test your knowledge.
The following video will tell you more than you probably ever wanted to know about “flushable” wet wipes:
Here is a fun quiz to test your wet wipes knowledge.
See if you can get all 4 questions correct!
Wet wipes are made from plastics, wood pulp and cotton. They are difficult to break down and can float in sewers and oceans for years.
Wet wipes have become the fastest-growing pollution on UK beaches because they float and can take years to break down.
Chemicals in some wet wipes can cause serious skin allergies.
Bronopol is an antimicrobial that can release low levels of formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a volatile organic compound known to cause eye and throat irritation, headaches and dizziness, and has been classified as a human carcinogen by the EPA.
You are now a wet wipes expert! Please share your knowledge so that others will learn about the potential dangers of using wet wipes.