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How Harmful is Disposable Diaper

Posted Sep 12 2008 10:20am

I did a search to find out more about the issues with disposable diapers. Found lots of links, but will only quote from the first 3 that I read upon.

Putting aside those issues with environmental concerns, as people like MIL won’t care to know, there are issues closely related to how it affects babies’ health.

The super-absorbent gelling materials (or AGM) is made of Sodium Polyacrylate. This material was removed from tampons in 1985 because of its link to toxic shock syndrome. It can stick to baby’s genitals, cause allergic reactions, and when injected into rats caused hemorrhage, cardiovascular failure and death!

Dioxin, a by-product of bleaching paper, is the most toxic of all cancer-linked chemicals. It causes effects like birth defects and liver disease in laboratory animals.

Other concerns are fragrances used that can cause allergic, plastic material that children may tear and put into their mouth or nose causing choking hazards, etc.

There are studies conducted and proved that scrotal skin temperatures of baby boys were significantly higher when they wore disposable diapers than when they wore cloth. So, what’s the issue with the perceptions of CD is hot? That is just PERCEPTION!

Above info picked from here, here and here.

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