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Is flushing tampons bad?
Last Updated: 23rd March, 2020
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In this way, is it safe to flush tampons?
“Tampons should not be flushed down a toilet,” a rep for Kimberly-Clark answered. The Tampax site says, “They are biodegradable in landfills, but flushing is not ideal for tampon disposal. Tampons cannot be processed by wastewater-treatment facilities and they can harm septic systems.
Furthermore, how do you dispose of tampons at home? At home, a quick wrap and into the trash they go. The most responsible and respectful way to dispose of a tampon is to wrap it or place it in something and throw it in the garbage. For discretion, you can wrap the tampon in toilet paper or a facial tissue and then toss.
Thereof, will flushing one tampon clog the toilet?
The Truth: The point is, yes, the tampons will flush, but no, they will not break down easily, and yes, they will clog your drain. Flushing a tampon down your toilet has the potential to cause serious damage, as demonstrated in these videos.
What happens if you flush a tampon down a septic tank?
Most people know not to flush pads down the toilet, as you can create a clog. But in a regular toilet, you can flush tampons. However, in a septic system, you should not. The tampons do not degrade, which can fill your tank up.