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CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

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As a necessity of our life, paper towels are hoarded in almost every household, and even in the eyes of some people, these paper towels are the cleanest things.

But what would you think if the seemingly sterile paper towel in your home contains even more bacteria than a dirty rag at home?

This is not alarmist, in 2019, CCTV reported that the failure rate of toilet paper randomly inspected from the market was as high as 24%!

How can we avoid buying poisoned tissues?

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

Poisoned tissues burst out

Paper towels, a seemingly mundane daily commodity, may hide disturbing secrets.

In 2023, according to a report by Science and Technology Daily, toilet paper products in many places around the world have been detected to contain PFAS, a terrible toxic substance.

PFAS may sound like a jerky chemical term, but the dangers behind it are enough to make people's sleep difficult.

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home
CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

These artificial chemicals may not only increase the incidence of lung cancer, bowel cancer and other cancers by about 59%, but even more distressingly, they may cause a rapid decline in fertility in women by 40%!

Isn't it appalling news to imagine that we can unknowingly put our families in danger just for the sake of hygiene?

If the results of the 2023 study are like a thunderbolt, then as early as 2019, CCTV's investigation has already sounded the alarm for us.

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home
CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

In 2019, CCTV exposed that the Jiangsu Provincial Market Supervision Bureau was judged to be unqualified in 150 batches of tissue paper and toilet paper sampling samples, of which 21 batches were tissues!

What is even more worrying is that in 9 batches of toilet paper, the total number of bacterial colonies even exceeded the national standard by as much as 13 times.

We can't help but ask, who is the culprit that causes the serious quality problems of these toilet papers?

The answer lies in some unscrupulous businesses that chase profits by any means.

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

Black-hearted merchants

Walking into these tissue production workshops, you will be greeted by a disgusting scene.

Dirty factory conditions, old dirt, dust, and sweaty laborers...... Under such harsh working conditions, how can safe and high-quality tissue products be bred?

What's even more distressing is that in order to reduce production costs, these businesses actually use recycled household garbage as raw materials!

Waste paper, rags, rotten gauze...... These "wastes" that should have been properly disposed of are now mixed into the pulp.

However, that's not all.

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

In order to make the tissue products look whiter, softer and more attractive, they even added a lot of harmful chemicals in the pulping process!

From brighteners, talcum powders to fluorescent agents, these potentially harmful substances to the human body are not immune.

What's more, some "poisonous tissues" have even been detected to contain heavy metals such as lead and cadmium, isn't this a blatant challenge to our lives?

Sadly, the cunning tricks of these unscrupulous businessmen often succeed because they shamelessly use the low-price strategy to seduce price-sensitive housewives.

Who would have thought that those low-priced paper towels that seem to be "after the catastrophe" have such a terrifying health hazard behind them?

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

Dangers of poisoned tissues

Imagine that when children play innocently and inadvertently come into contact with these "poisonous tissues", their delicate skin will be directly attacked by toxic substances such as fluorescent brighteners and heavy metal ions for the first time.

The constant irritation of these substances can easily trigger a series of heart-wrenching skin allergies.

What's more, once a child accidentally takes a chemical-contaminated tissue into their mouth, how can their delicate stomach that is still developing withstand it?

In severe cases, these "poisoned tissues" can even cause irreversible damage to children's nerves and blood systems!

However, that's not all.

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

Studies have shown that PFAS substances contained in these "poisoned tissues" can greatly increase our risk of cancer, and some of these classifications are neurotoxins, developmental toxins and even genotoxicities!

By being in close contact with these carcinogens every day, can we really live the rest of our lives? Let's not forget, there is only one life, how can we tolerate such a crime to run rampant?

So as consumers, how can we distinguish toxic paper towels?

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

Distinguishing method

To stay away from these "poisonous tissues", you must first learn to identify them.

First, let's take a closer look at the information on the tissue packaging.

Don't be fooled by packaging with fresh production dates and ornately printed packaging, which can only represent the level of packaging of the merchant, not the quality of the product.

We should pay more attention to whether the manufacturer is a well-known manufacturer in the industry, and whether its products have caused controversy due to quality problems.

At the same time, carefully check the ingredient list of raw materials to see if there are any hidden harmful substances that have nothing to do with health, such as fluorescent brighteners and heavy metal ions.

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

In addition to looking at the packaging information, we also need to observe the appearance characteristics of the paper towel for ourselves.

Good paper towels should be white and flawless, and those that are mixed with chemicals such as bleach tend to have a dull or yellowish color.

At the same time, we should also sniff the tissues closely to see if there are any pungent chemical odors.

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

If the smell is very strong, it is likely to be the result of the manufacturer adulterating it with various industrial chemicals.

Of course, the most straightforward and reliable way to identify this is in practice.

We can use a highlighter to apply to the surface of a tissue, and if the surface of the paper quickly takes on a bright fluorescent color, it means that a photosensitive chemical such as bleach has been added to the tissue.

Another way is that we can tear the paper towel and observe the state of its fibers.

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

The high-quality paper fiber structure is tight and orderly, and the fractures at the tear are neat and smooth, and there is almost no debris scattered.

But if the tear is messy and covered with tiny paper scraps, it means that the raw material is full of low-quality resin or filler.

The easiest way to do this, other than ripping paper, is to buy paper towels from big brands.

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

We all know that well-known big brands often represent strict production and quality control, which guarantees the hygiene and safety of products from the source.

In fact, many big brands of paper towels have already obtained various authoritative certifications, and some are even clearly suitable for infants and young children, which shows that they attach great importance to product quality.

After all, as babies who came into this world bare-handed, where can their delicate skin withstand the slightest aggression?

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

In addition to the credibility of the brand itself, we should also pay attention to the implementation standards of paper towels when purchasing, which is a basic guarantee of its quality.

High-quality toilet paper should comply with the GB20810 or GB/T20810 standard, while tissue paper should comply with the GB20808 or GB/T20808 standard.

In addition to the above reasons, raw materials are also a major consideration.

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

We all know that the quality of raw materials of paper products directly determines the performance of the final product.

Generally speaking, paper products made from virgin wood pulp are the most popular, followed by virgin pulp and pure wood pulp.

In contrast, the quality of pulp mixed with artificial fillers such as resin will naturally be greatly discounted.

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

The quality level is also worth checking carefully.

Excellent products are undoubtedly the most promising, which represents excellent product quality, health and environmental protection.

The second is the first-class product, although it is not as good as the first-class product, but the overall quality is still excellent.

As for the qualified products, well, it can probably only be said that they barely reach the "passing" level of the basic standard.

Finally, there are a few tips we can use to experience paper quality for ourselves.

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

For example, the touch can directly tell us whether the paper is soft and comfortable, and soft and delicate paper products generally mean that the fiber is of high quality and the technology is advanced.

On the contrary, paper with a rough feel is mostly based on inferior raw materials, which will inevitably cause us discomfort when using.

In addition, we can also try soaking paper products in warm water to see how resistant they are.

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

Paper products made from high-quality pulp can still maintain their intact texture after being immersed in water, while low-quality paper products are often directly damaged or even fall apart in water.

This difference is enough to illustrate the huge gap between the two in terms of fiber structure and raw material quality.

Through this series of rigorous tests, I believe we will be able to identify those "poisonous tissues" hidden under the ordinary appearance.

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

Other notes

As an indispensable hygiene product in daily life, the safety and hygiene of paper towels are directly related to our physical health.

However, I'm afraid many people don't know that even high-quality paper towels with excellent quality can bring us hidden dangers in improper use.

For example, many people have a habit of wrapping some food in paper towels, whether it's for snacks, leftovers, or baking pastries.

On the surface, this may seem like a convenient and practical practice, but in reality it carries significant health risks.

Paper towels themselves are not strictly sterilized, and the bacteria and dirt left in them are very likely to contaminate the food and cause various foodborne illnesses once they come into contact with the food.

Another potential danger comes from the various chemical additives added to the production of paper towels.

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

Among them, the most widely used is the "fluorescent brightener" used to increase the whiteness and brightness of paper.

Once these chemicals are transferred to food, it can be fatal to our health.

Therefore, no matter how good the paper towel is, we should never use it directly to wrap food.

On the contrary, we should choose professional packaging paper that has passed the relevant national certification and strictly implements food hygiene standards.

For some home baking enthusiasts, it is more important to use special baking paper to wrap food, which is not only hygienic and safe, but also has a good thermal insulation and anti-stick effect.

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

As consumers, we should reject those products with uneven quality and unclear labeling, and favor high-quality brands with full certification and strict control of the production process.

It is only when our "money votes" show a clear preference for good quality that substandard tissue manufacturers will fend for themselves in the market competition.

At the same time, the relevant government regulatory departments must also be brave to assume regulatory responsibilities, strictly review the product quality and link control of tissue manufacturers, and punish violations of laws and regulations.

At the same time, it is necessary to increase publicity and education to guide the public to establish a high standard awareness of the quality of paper towels.

Only with strong supervision and increasing attention can a healthy and benign tissue product market finally be formed.

CCTV exposed "poisonous tissues", which are dirtier than rags and carcinogenic when used, so don't carry the whole box home

And for all this to happen, public self-awareness and action are crucial.

Each of us should start from ourselves and attach great importance to the seemingly "small thing" of paper towel quality.

Pay more attention to product labeling when purchasing, and take photos and complain on the spot when encountering quality chaos; When using, we should also pay special attention to health and safety, and resolutely "refuse to take over" suspected substandard products.

We need to let our voices and power gather into a tower to influence and change the people around us, and then promote the whole society to pay more attention to the safety of paper towels.

Life is far more precious than paper towels, only the whole society works together to cherish the health and safety concept behind paper towels, our quality of life can start from this "little thing" and get more secure.

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