Toilet paper instead of napkins to wipe the mouth is a common movement of many people. It seems that the usual habits are hidden. On September 23, Dongguan Quality Supervision Bureau held the “Opening Day of Quality Month Testing Laboratory”. Minister Chen of the Paper Products National Inspection Center of Dongguan Quality Supervision Bureau reminded that the tissue paper is made of virgin wood pulp and requires no pathogenicity. The bacteria, while the toilet paper may be made of recycled paper, the production standards are relatively low.
Toilet paper is not the same as napkin production standards
Minister Chen of the Paper Products National Inspection Center of Dongguan Quality Supervision Bureau said that tissue paper is also called napkin, and the most contact with tissue paper is facial skin. Toilet paper, which is the roll paper we often use, is generally used in the toilet. The common situation we have is that many Dongguan citizens often use toilet paper as a tissue paper to wipe their hands. It is also common for many restaurants in Dongguan to replace napkins with toilet paper.
“It is best not to use facial tissue for toilet paper.” Minister Chen reminded that in daily life, paper products that are in close contact with ordinary citizens can be divided into tissue paper, toilet paper, cultural paper and book paper. Among these types of paper, tissue paper and toilet paper are most easily mixed by ordinary citizens, and paper towels are used as toilet paper, but it is more dangerous to use toilet paper as paper tissue.
Minister Chen explained that tissue paper and toilet paper are completely different in the production process and monitoring process. The qualified tissue paper is disposable and made of virgin wood pulp. Toilet paper may be made from recycled paper. In terms of hygiene requirements, tissue paper is also higher than toilet paper. When the tissue paper is monitored, it cannot contain pathogenic bacteria, and toilet paper does not have such high requirements. Therefore, if the toilet paper is used as a tissue paper, excessive pathogenic bacteria on the toilet paper may infect the facial skin.
Minister Chen reminded the public. When purchasing paper products, it is necessary to distinguish whether the label in the product name is “paper towel” or “toilet paper”. Qualified tissue paper will indicate the product name, company name, address, health standards and other information.
What is the quality of paper towels? See if there is a migratory brightener
Many people know that paper towels are not as white as possible, because too many fluorescent whitening agents are too white. However, it is not qualified to add a fluorescent whitening agent, depending on whether there is a migratory fluorescent whitening agent.
“Fluorescent whitening agents are widely used in the papermaking industry.” The inspection engineer told reporters that the natural puree used to produce paper does not contain any chemical components. Pure natural paper is yellow, but in order to make the paper have the required white In addition to chemical bleaching in the production process, fluorescent whitening agents are often added. Therefore, the paper used in daily life is basically white.
The engineer demonstrated the process of testing the fluorescent whitening agent in the paper in the experiment, and the whole verification process was completed in about 10 minutes.
“If it is found to be transferred to gauze, it proves that the paper is unqualified.” The engineer said that it is difficult for ordinary consumers to distinguish this when choosing, but the easiest way is to never choose too white paper.