Have you ever wondered what made up the sanitary pads you use? Period hygiene products are an important topic but are not discussed openly.
Women have been exposed to period products and harmful effects. The skin around the vaginal area is very permeable so it’s recommended to invest in a sanitary pad that is health hazard-free.
Let us introduce you these harmful sanitary pad ingredients:
DioxinSome sanitary period pads contain wood pulp. The process of bleaching in order to lighten color and whiten the pulp produces DIOXIN. This highly toxic compound is actually considered as a persistent environmental pollutant. Worse, dioxins are highly toxic and can cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, interfere with hormones, and may cause cancer.
Fragrance chemicalsFragrance chemicals contain harmful substances such as propylene glycol, artificial colors, polyester, adhesives, polyethylene, and polypropylene are linked to hormone disruption, cancer, birth defects, dryness, and infertility. Fragrances don't beat the unpleasant smell of period blood.
Synthetic plastic materialsIndustrial chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA) and bisphenol S (BPS) are also used in some period pads as liquid absorbers. Researchers found that these release chemicals can cause menstrual irregularities and also disrupt embryonic development. It can also cause endocrine problems, congenital disability, and cancer.