Industrial stains are caused by the solvents used in industrial processes, according to a new report from a leading British environmental research body.
Patrick Industries, a major industrial chemical company based in Glasgow, UK, produced a study into industrial-related stains on toilet paper and found that more than half of the toilet paper products they tested contained industrial chemicals.
They found the levels of solvent in the products ranged from 0.2 parts per million to 1.8 parts per billion.
In contrast, toilet paper that was tested by the National Waste Agency had a solvence level of 0.05 parts per trillion.
The company said they were concerned about the increased levels of contamination from industrial processes.
“It is of concern to us that the concentration of solutants in industrial products is increasing and we want to see that the levels are reduced and the levels do not increase,” Patrick Industries’ senior chemical analyst John Ward told the BBC.
The report comes amid a growing concern about the spread of industrial chemicals in the workplace, with studies showing that more and more companies are opting to switch to using cheaper, environmentally friendly chemicals.