Another reason to ditch wasteful paper towels: They can harbor germs. A study by the Laval University in Quebec City showed that bacteria can thrive even on unused towels! The pulping process itself at factories that make towels can often be contaminated, spreading germs like the Bacillus spore right onto the towels. While no illness has been linked to paper towels, this is just one more reason to skip single-use towels and go with reusable ones.
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