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What happens if you accidentally flush a tampon?
Last Updated: 15th February, 2020
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Hereof, will one tampon clog 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.
One may also ask, how long does it take for a tampon to clog a toilet? 6 months
Furthermore, are tampons safe to flush?
“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.
What will happens if you flush a pad down the toilet?
The answer, of course, is D. As any woman who uses menstrual products can tell you, pads and tampons should never be flushed down the toilet because pads and tampons will destroy your plumbing system.