Which paper towels are safe to wash?

Paper towels are the most commonly washed items on a daily basis, but they are also the most expensive to replace and the most toxic to use.

As well as being highly flammable and having a high carbon footprint, paper towels can be highly corrosive and are commonly used to wash carpets and furniture.

According to research published in the journal Chemical and Engineering News, these products can cause cancer in laboratory animals.

What you need to know about chemicals in paper towels.