Magazine Articles | Pollution | VOL.13, ISSUE 78, May-June 2013 |

Bloody Plastics

How plastic is a sanitary napkin Very few people know what’s inside a sanitary napkin or a tampon, or for that matter a diaper. A potentially toxic chemical—dioxin (by product of a chlorine bleaching process), gamut of polymers and plastics, wood pulp, fragrances and deodorant are just the few things that constitute a slim and ultra modern sanitary napkin. Although pads have less internal contact than tampons, the constant irritation of the external mucous membrane enables chemicals to reach the...

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