Bad news for those of you who insist on wiping back to front using one of those fancy moist towelettes. According to a report in The Washington Post, these supposedly "flushable" wipes are actually responsible for a 35 per cent jump in jammed pumps and clogged pipes in the Washington area over the last few years.
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission has reportedly spent over 500 hundred man-hours in the last year just to remove those wipes; and more than $1 million dollars on installing “heavy-duty grinders to shred wipes and other debris before they reach pumps on the way to the treatment plant.”
These “flushable” wipes make up 14 per cent of the $4 billion “pre-moistened”
wipe market with sales predicted to grow annually by 6 percent for
the next five years. But based on these cases, the Federal Trade Commission is now investigating on whether they can really use the term "flushable" on their packaging.
And if this still hasn't convince you to stick to regular toilet paper, then don't be surprised if your neighbourhood winds up with a 'Fatberg,' which was the name given to a 15-ton “glob of wipes and hardened cooking grease the size of a bus” that was recently discovered clogging the sewers of a neighborhood in London.
RNs know how to care for people, but what about managing the data that makes up healthcare's next frontier? Learn how to transform data into wisdom and power up your career with this online MSN nursing informatics degree. Read more
With many employers making the decision to return to the workplace, there are many employees who want to continue working from home. While there may not be a perfect solution for every situation, a hybrid workplace comes the closest. It allows employees to work in the office and at home, providing them opportunities for in-person and online collaboration and enables them to be as productive as possible while remaining comfortable. It is important to carefully consider the hybrid workplace to make sure everything is set up properly. Read more