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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 04:52 PM
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Why don't they sell colored toilet paper anymore?
:shrug:
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 04:53 PM
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1. that's your job
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lightningandsnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 04:53 PM
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2. Do you really want artificial dyes in your sensitive areas?
That's probably why.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 04:53 PM
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3. I remember light blue toilet paper and maybe light pink.
Were there any others?
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 04:55 PM
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4. I remember beige, yellow and light green.
Here in AZ all I've ever seen is white.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 05:02 PM
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5. because it wasn't good for the environment. n/t
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 06:00 PM
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6. And it wasn't good for some people's nether regions.
The dyes caused allergic reactions in some people. They developed nasty rashes. Sometimes they were misdiagnosed and told they had herpes.

I remember when it was hard to find white toilet paper in the stores. I had to hunt it down. I did not want the colored paper in my septic system.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 06:05 PM
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7. You can Google ANYTHING and find out.
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0406/glad_u_asked04050...

Q: Years ago colored toilet tissue was available in stores - which was great for color coordination in bathrooms. Now, the only choice available is white. Why did toilet paper manufacturers stop making the colored variety? Monna Jones, Rock Hill, S.C.

A:Colored TP was widely introduced in the `50s, and was quite popular for 20 years or so. Then several things happened to hurt sales:

Some doctors began warning that colored toilet paper could cause skin irritation. To be indelicately precise, itchiness in an embarrassing place. This hurt sales.

Some ecologists warned that dye in colored toilet paper could hurt the environment. This also hurt sales.

Manufacturers disputed these claims and took steps to make sure the dyes were gentle and safe. But with sales down, they began to lose money on the products. After all, it costs more to make the colored stuff. So the manufacturers shifted away from colors, and so did even more consumers.

As so often is the case, it was a money thing.

Scott still makes TP in beige, blue and pink, but it can be hard to find. You might ask the manager of your grocery store to order some for you. A site called Frenchtoiletpaper.com offers "dermatologist-approved" rolls in violet, clementine, green apple and other colors.

And black toilet paper has been popular recently in Europe. I guess that's good if you want a black bath mat, toilet seat and towels.

Thanks to Kenn Fischburg, president of Toilet Paper World, a national distributor of bathroom products, for his help with this column.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 06:07 PM
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8. Too many cases of GreenBunghole-itis?
:shrug:
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 06:29 PM
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11. Perfect for your St. Patrick's day orgy.
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 06:25 PM
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9. seems to me
doctors discourage women from using it especially if they are having yeast infections or a bladder infection.
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 06:29 PM
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10. We wrapped our band director's light yellow house with blue...
It dewed over night and he had nice blue streaks all over his house.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 06:36 PM
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12. Because of the tireless efforts of the NAATP et al
we no longer have to put up with such stupidity.

:patriot:







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