Why should you use Unbleached Paper Products?

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All If You Care unbleached paper products are totally chlorine-free.

Paper, in it’s natural state is beige or light brown.  For years people have subjected it to a bleaching process to create the white sheets we all know and love.  Unfortunately, cleaning the paper is having the opposite effect on the environment. The most common bleaching agent – chlorine dioxide (ClO2) – occurs naturally as a component of salt, but once it separates from it’s natural pair it begins to cause problems. The paper bleaching process deposits chlorine into  streams and water sources where mills are most commonly located, and once there it bonds with organic matter in the form of dioxins.

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Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemicals that are thought to pose negative effects on reproductive and immune system development, as well as cause several kinds of cancers.  According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no safe level of dioxin exposure.  Even one drop in an Olympic size pool is enough to kill all life in the pool!

All If You Care Unbleached Paper Products are certified are totally chlorine-free, to find out more about our independent products certifications, click here.

 

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