14 Aug '11, 8am

Toilet chemicals and the environment

First published October 2009, updated August 2011 Our toilets become dumping (excuse the pun) grounds for more than our own waste. In our efforts to create a hygienic environment, we're often killing not only the bacterial nasties, but beneficial organisms and poisoning our waterways . I was brought up to believe that for a toilet to be truly clean, not only must every single bacterium be destroyed, it must smell like a field of flowers and the water in the bowl absolutely has to be blue. My mother's fastidiousness came from a good place - a desire to maintain a clean and healthy environment for her family. The toilet received particularly close attention. Whatever " breakthrough" product hit the market for keeping toilets looking and smelling cleaner; we bought it. I continued this habit for some years; but I've learned, particularly after owning a blackwater recycling sy...

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