Saturday, September 4, 2010

Material of Sanitary Pads in the market


Discarded paper, cancer causing agent- bleaching agent, fluorescence etc. are common ram materials for disposable sanitary pad production. Discarded paper such as recycled paper, card board and wood pulp are full of unnoticeable microorganisms, pathogens and other harmful particles. After the softening and chlorine bleaching process of the wood pulp, a poisonous by-product, DIOXIN is formed. The final products of these processes are sanitary pad, pantiliner, pampers, etc.
Discarded paper with fungus and bacteria
Before and after wood pulp going through bleaching process

DIOXIN is highly poisonous. It is 130 times more poisonous than Cyanide and 900 times more poisonous than Arsenic. It is also named as The Most Poisonous Man Made Chemical. International Cancer Research Centre has labeled it as first class cancer causing agent to human. According medical researches, low quantity of dioxin may also cause breast cancer, intestines cancer, endometriosis, uterus cancer, ovarian cancer, infertility, miscarriage and other gynopathy.

The average woman may have as many as 400 periods in their lifetime, and can use up to 15,000 sanitary pads during this time. This is a very large number, and it is important to consider the health implications involved in the products that women use to capture the blood during their periods. It is also interesting to note that the testing for the safety of these products is usually conducted by their manufacturer and not by an independent body. The vast majority of women will opt to use either sanitary pads or tampons, or a combination of both methods. In other words, there are 15,000 time of risk to be exposed to DIOXIN.