A survey by the Uganda National Bureau of
Standards (UNBS) has found that most toilet paper
on market contains hazardous chemicals capable
of causing cancer.
The survey conducted between January 2017 and
March 2018 found that both the imported and
locally made toilet paper does not comply with
Imported toilet paper that was tested and faied to
meet the standards includes Piao Piao, one of the
most used in Uganda. The brand also had the
highest failure rate.
Manufacturers use too much chlorine while making
paper white while the end product is often stored
on dirty floors.
UNBS is encouraging consumers to be keen on the
UNBS mark when buying toilet paper and should
settle for unscented, thinner and more greyish toilet
paper which is less likely to contain additives.