Silent Killer - 8 Shocking Facts About Sanitary Napkins

Silent Killer - 8 Shocking  Facts About Sanitary Napkins


Silent Killer - 8 Shocking  Facts About Sanitary Napkins

Many women are unaware of the risks they undergo while going through their monthly ritual, hoping it would be less painful this time. But what every woman often neglects and is ignorant about, is that the sanitary pads that they use have become a silent health threat over the years, like a ticking time-bomb. A silent killer.

These are some of the side effects of sanitary napkins:



1. GEL PADS



The cellulose in your super-absorbent pads can cause cervical cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women.


Silent Killer - 8 Shocking  Facts About Sanitary Napkins




2. There are chemicals in your pads which can cause multiple diseases and infections.



Dioxin present in pads and tampons can cause abnormal tissue growth in the reproductive organs. Rayon, used to increase the absorbing capacity of pads, also contains dioxin.
Silent Killer - 8 Shocking  Facts About Sanitary Napkins


3. Deodorants used in pads can cause infertility and birth defects.


To differentiate their products, these are now widely used by napkins companies. They can enter the bloodstream causing problems or can have a local effect on the vagina and again causing allergies and skin reactions.

Silent Killer - 8 Shocking  Facts About Sanitary Napkins


4. Cotton pads


Pesticides and herbicides sprayed during the rearing of cotton, used in making pads, can make its way into your bloodstream and cause cancer.



Silent Killer - 8 Shocking  Facts About Sanitary Napkins


5. Impermeable layer



Sanitary napkins also contain synthetic material, which blocks wetness and temperature, leading to the growth of yeast and bacteria.



The bottom layer of pads is impermeable making even air passage to be difficult. The trapped heat and moisture provide ample environment for bacteria growth, further leading to problems.

Silent Killer - 8 Shocking  Facts About Sanitary Napkins






6. Tampon

Phthalates, also called plasticizers, give tampons a smooth finish, which can lead to multiple organ damages. 

The tampons are bleached with Dioxin and Rayon. These chemicals are toxic to our immune and reproductive system.


Silent Killer - 8 Shocking  Facts About Sanitary Napkins


7. Lump


If you don't change your pad or tampon in 4 hours, it can cause Toxic Shock Syndrome and even death.

An overgrowth of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in the vagina leads to Toxic Shock Syndrome, which in extreme cases can lead to death. 


When worn for a longer time, napkins can cause lumps on the vaginal area leading to irritation and other infection.


Silent Killer - 8 Shocking  Facts About Sanitary Napkins


8. Environmental concerns

Apart from affecting our bodies directly, these napkins are becoming a concern for the environment. Since napkins are being disposed in such huge numbers and are non-biodegradable, they create the problem of solid wastage.

On an average, a woman disposes of around 16, 800 pads in a lifetime, which is a major concern as these pads are non-bio degradable and cannot be recycled.

One conventional pad is equal to 4 average size plastic bags. Imagine the size of a landfill filled with disposable, commercially made pads used by all the women in the country.


Silent Killer - 8 Shocking  Facts About Sanitary Napkins


At present most of us prefer the sanitary napkins. Given the huge risk that these napkins pose, it's time to rethink about our choices. There are alternatives being available, but we do not even take into account them as choices. So it's high time to expand our choice set.

Silent Killer - 8 Shocking  Facts About Sanitary Napkins


Watch this video to educate yourself a bit more:







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