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Think Twice Before Throwing 'Flushable' Wipes In The Toilet

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More people are clogging wastewater treatment systems with erroneously labeled "flushable" wipes. (Julio Cortez/AP)
More people are clogging wastewater treatment systems with erroneously labeled "flushable" wipes. (Julio Cortez/AP)
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Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks to Sara Heger, a wastewater expert at the University of Minnesota, about one side-effect of the rise in household cleaning as a result of the coronavirus: More people are clogging wastewater treatment systems with erroneously labeled "flushable" wipes.

This segment aired on March 20, 2020.

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