From Hamburg, Germany, at a meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Recycling isn't always as green as it seems. German engineers have discovered that toxic substances found in some paper products end up in bathroom tissue made by recycling that paper. When that product is flushed, the researchers say, the pollutants might harm fish and other wildlife.
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