People who need that recent feeling after wiping their behinds have more and more been counting on flushable wipes. But sewer managers and householders have been crying foul—literally–as increasingly pipes get clogged. Are flushable wipes in charge?
In this episode of Speaking of Chemistry, Lauren Wolf explains that, although flushable wipes are molecularly designed to interrupt down in sewers, the reply’s difficult.
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