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    ordinary paper towel that you buy at the supermarket contains bleaching agents and other chemicals that are not good for an animal with very permeable skin - a frog. In a moist environment, these leach into the water and amphibians touching, standing or sitting in that moisture are then exposed to those chemicals.

    wow, that sounds potentially deadly. I use paper towels for Scooter (my baby White's) and sometimes he sleeps on it.. sometimes up in his branches. Maybe I need to rethink the idea of using this stuff.

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    Ooh that stuff sounds bad. (I dont know anything other then formaldehyde and acetone)

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    I don't think it's deadly, rather that it is caustic.
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    In my ignorance, when i first heard about using unbleached paper towels as substrate, i thought unleached meant with no added pigments, no designs. As a result, i started using ordinary white kitchen paper towels, and have been doing so for years. I have to say, ive successfully raised with that method many animals, from morphing to sub-adulthood, and ive kept with no apparent problems several adults for long periods of time on the same type of set-up.
    Im not saying this to defy anyones opinion about bleached paper towels, but i think that perhaps they are not so dangerous. Mind you, ill be changing to unbleached as soon as i can get hold of it.

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    I'd very much like to see what goes into bleached paper towels in Europe. I've got a feeling it will be a little different to the US.
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    Yup probably even different by country. I believe that you can never be too careful with your pets so I usually try to avoid anything that is considered harmful.

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