How toilet paper is made
Toilet paper is often made with bleached chemicals that can be harmful to your health. These chemicals can cause irritation, rashes, and may lead to more serious health problems. In addition, toilet paper is often treated with fragrances and other harsh chemicals that can further irritate your skin.virgin wood pulp is the main ingredient in most types of toilet paper. To make virgin wood pulp, manufacturers cut down trees and then grind them into small wood chips. These wood chips are mixed with chemicals to produce pulp, which is then used to make toilet paper.
Paper pulp can be derived from a variety of sources, including virgin fiber, post-consumer recycled content, pre-consumer recycled content, and other fibers such as bamboo or wheat straw. Of these sources, virgin fiber pulp is by far the most problematic.
Virgin fiber pulp comes from both softwood trees and hardwood trees and is responsible for much of the deforestation that occurs around the world. Hardwood trees are typically deciduous, meaning they shed their leaves annually. Softwood trees, on the other hand, are spruce trees and other coniferous trees that bear cones and have evergreen leaves. Coniferous trees can often be found in Canada's boreal forest.