WHATEVER it is you are doing with a wet wipe needs to stop immediately, experts have warned.
As millions of wet wipes were washed onto beaches, scientists said it was causing huge numbers of people to become queasy at the thought of what the wipes may have been used for.
Dr Roy Hobbs said: ”Look at that one. What did that wipe up? Christ only knows.
“What colour would you say that is? Personally, I’d say it was a kind greyish beige, which opens up all kinds of vile possibilities.”
Hobbs added: “They’re not just used for wiping babies anymore. Everything that can be wiped is being wiped. All the time.
“And if you put in the bin it will end up in a landfill. People do actually work on landfills. It’s not fair on them, poisoning their imagination with your wipings.”
Jane Thompson, who organises beach clean-ups in Devon, said: “We now have to attract volunteers with the promise that they don’t have to pick up wet wipes.
“They’ll happily pick up syringes, condoms and body parts. But a soiled wet wipe is basically just a vomit button.”