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Indians may have the best toilet practices. Here’s more proof that toilet rolls are unhealthy

According to experts, wiping with tissue paper is a hazard — both to health and hygiene.

fitness Updated: Oct 30, 2017 17:10 IST
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Rose George, author of The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters, claims that aggressive wiping can cause painful anal fissures and even haemorrhoids, while not wiping enough leaves poo particles wedged in dark places.
Rose George, author of The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters, claims that aggressive wiping can cause painful anal fissures and even haemorrhoids, while not wiping enough leaves poo particles wedged in dark places.(Shutterstock)

According to experts, most Brits are not cleaning their bums properly after going to the toilet. While it is a perfectly human practice to expel bodily waste, there’s evidence that simply wiping alone is a hazard. Rose George, author of The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters, claims that aggressive wiping can cause painful anal fissures and even haemorrhoids, while not wiping enough leaves poo particles wedged in dark places.

“I find it rather baffling that millions of people are walking around with dirty anuses while thinking they are clean,” she said in a report in Mirror Online. And there are some celebrities who seem to agree. According to the report, Will.i.am previously told Elle Magazine that baby wipes are what most people should consider using when it comes to wiping. Actor Will Smith says people are doing themselves a “disservice” by cleaning up after the act with tissue paper alone.

Most of the Asian countries have been long using water to clean themselves. We know that using toilet paper is not only environmentally unfriendly but also adds to ill health. However, in UK and US, people still continue to use toilet papers as cleansing tools. Poor wiping techniques can also cause infections.

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