Regular sanitary napkins are itchy, they can cause rashes, and also contain harmful chemicals like rayon and dioxin which can cause organ damage or even cancer. A sanitary pad is also made up 90% of plastic, making it non-biodegradable. This means it takes 600-800 years to break down, piling up on our landfills and needing to be sifted manually by garbage collectors.
Alternative menstrual products like cloth pads and menstrual cups last for years. They don’t require disposal, thus saving the word from tonnes of sanitary waste. They also create a much closer relationship between you and your body. So what are you waiting for? Make the switch now!
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