Listen: What's the Difference Between Toilet Paper and Facial Tissues?
"Your nose is running. So you run to the restroom for a tissue and then realized that familiar cardboard box is empty. What's a nasal drip sufferer to do? unroll a bit of toilet paper instead. Of course we may use tissues and toilet paper interchangeably. Sometimes but the truth is there are some important important differences between the two and knowing what they are could save you some hassle in the long run toilet paper. Facial tissue are both made up of paper pulp in both orbit to be discarded after single use but most of their commonalities and their facial. Tissue has a smoother surface than toilet paper which makes it feel softer on the skin. Skin and facial tissue is often imbued with lotions incense designed to make them nose blowing experience more pleasant awhile toilet. Tissue does not usually only have those editions it does have one important feature that facial tissue does not toilet paper easily dissolves in water it takes just one to four minutes toilet tapers. Quick dissolve qualities are engineered to help pass through pipes or septic systems and to be processed by municipal sewer treatment plants in contrast facial tissue is usually infused with chemical binder that helps the tissue retain. Its shape it has wet strength so that it doesn't disintegrate when exposed to whatever you're blowing out of your nose while these properties come in Handy for notes blowing its ability to help tissue hold. Its shape is bad for pipes. Septic Systems and water treatment plants facial tissues should not be flushed down a toilet because those tissues will not dissolve as readily as toilet paper. And because they can gum up the works but it's it's not just facial tissues the wreak havoc once they're flushed down the toilet and out of sight. Everything from flushable wipes to dental floss has the potential to cause expensive problems visit household pipes or at water treatment plants if they go down the drain an experiment conducted by the city of Spokane. Washington found. That flushed dental floss. Cue Tips Tampons tampons pads and cat litter not only did not dissolve but wrapped around the propeller that was agitating them in the water. During testing in a real life scenario this translates into sewer treatment plant equipment breakdowns that can cost thousands of dollars. Spokane city workers also tested single ply regular and Plush Toilet Hewlett papers facial tissue and flushable wipes to see how well they dissolved in water all of the toilet paper dissolve readily with the plush toilet paper taking the longest to dissolve the flushable wipes they remained completely intact despite being soaked in water in spun by that propeller. So what's the verdict for flushing toilet paper or facial tissue or anything else only toilet paper should go down the drain and finally one last consideration. You're reaching for some toilet paper to blow your nose. Consider whether that roll of toilet. Paper is shielded from the germs and bits of waste that can aerosolize every time that toilet gets flushed. Rushed a tissue in a box preferably not in the bathroom might be a safer bet in this case and considered closing the Toilet Lid when you flesh folks."