Dr Oz: Do Flushable Wipes Break Down? Wet Toilet Paper Alternative

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Dr Oz Goes Into the Sewer

Dr Oz always says to look before you flush, and this time he had a new reason. Do you use Flushable Wipes in the bathroom? Dr Oz said he had too, until he read an article that changed his perceptions.

This relatively new bathroom accessory seems convenient and refreshing. But what happens to those wipes once they go down the drain? Dr Oz visited a waste and sewage facility to find out what happens after you flush.

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Dr Oz: Do Flushable Wipes Break Down? Wet Toilet Paper Alternative

Dr Oz explored a sewer system, where he discovered that flushable wipes do not break down after you flush them. What can you do instead to feel clean? (Tomas Skopal / Shutterstock.com)

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