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Are Flushable Wipes Really Flushable?

In this episode of Speaking of Chemistry, Lauren Wolf explains that, even though flushable wipes are molecularly designed to break down in sewers, the answer’s complicated.

People who want that fresh feeling after wiping their behinds have increasingly been relying on flushable wipes. But sewer managers and homeowners have been crying foul—literally--as more and more pipes get clogged. Are flushable wipes to blame?
In this episode of Speaking of Chemistry, Lauren Wolf explains that, even though flushable wipes are molecularly designed to break down in sewers, the answer’s complicated.

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