I'd forgotten that colored toilet paper had disappeared until a member of one of the writer's forums I belong to posted the question. She has a baby boomer website that she calls Boomerina.
According the Stephen Lewis, columnist for the Mulsfreeboro, Tennessee newspaper the popular pale pink, blue, green and lavender colored toilet paper was banned some time ago, because at the sewage plant the dyes used in the process couldn't be filtered out of the water, which made it harmful to drink.
|What happend to colored toilet paper?|
Most of the time, this is now what you get.
Sewerage waste converted to drinking water? Yuk and double Yuk!! And so, I googled an enquiry. According to Wikipedia, although it is possible with modern technology to treat sewerage to the point where it is pure enough to drink, the only place this is happening is in Singapore.
There is a blog about everything, and so it is that the Toilet Paper World blog, yes indeedy deed there is such a site, gave a different explanation. According to this blog, colored toilet was first manufactured in the 1950s and was especially popular in the 1970s, at some point after that its demise began.
The reasons for this are three fold. Firstly, doctors began warning that the dye could cause skin irritation. Environmentalists expressed concerned that the dyes were not biodegradable. And of course profit was a factor. With the decline in sales and the expense involved manufacturers stopped producing color toilet paper. Scott was the last manufacturer to cease production, which happened in 2004.
However, somewhere in the United States, the website has sparse information, there is a warehouse full of colored toilet paper. The wholesaler claims it is "Dermatologically and gynecologically tested, and does not bleed any color when wet! Completely non-toxic, soothing tissue."
Next up, whatever happened to colored kitchen appliances?