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7 Things You Shouldn't Flush; 2 Things You Can

Nope, 'flushable' wipes shouldn't actually be flushed
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2018 4:32 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Thought it was perfectly fine to flush your tampons down the toilet? Think again. Many items that frequently get flushed or washed down the sink drain actually shouldn't be, and they're contributing to microplastic pollution and other contamination of our waterways as well as clogging sewer systems—at a cost of billions in maintenance and repairs. The New York Times spoke to wastewater management experts about what should and shouldn't be flushed:

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