By the time a girl reaches the adolescent stage; she will experience a lot of change in her body including pubic hair growth, breast development, transformation of body shape and height, and the start of menstruation.
And speaking of menstruation, when a girl becomes a lady and started having monthly period, sanitary napkins will be a part of their grocery list in order to keep them tidy when the red days arrived.
Although its main purpose is to sanitize women’s red days, napkins and tampons is also a silent threat to a woman’s health as it causes bad side effects. It will continue to be a silent killer if women around the world will remain ignorant of these after-effects.
Below are some of the many side effects of using sanitary napkins which either comes from one of its component or as a whole.
Cervical cancer is the second-leading cause of death due to cancer among women. One factor that triggers cervical cancer is the exposure to cellulose which is present in sanitary napkins that contains gel pads.
All sanitary napkins contains different kinds of chemicals and some of which could cause disease and infection to a woman’s private part. Just like the Dioxin which causes abnormal growth of the tissues.
Deodorants in sanitary napkins enters a woman’s bloodstreams which may lead to infection and other abnormalities including infertility and other birth complication that may also affect the baby.
Before having its finish product, herbicide and pesticides are used when growing a cotton.
This layer is usually made of synthetic material in order to contain red days wetness which causes air passage to become unstable. And when heat and moisture is trapped in a woman’s private area may result to numerous kinds of bacteria.
The chemicals and materials used to produce a tampon is known to cause organ damage also known as Phthalates.
Wearing pads for a long time may cause lump development in a woman’s private area which may also cause infection and irritation. So changing napkins every 4 hours is a must. Irregular changing may lead to Toxic Shock Syndrome or worse, death.
According to studies, a woman uses about 16,800 pads in her lifetime. If this number is multiplied to the total number of women around the globe, these pads will surely contribute to solid wastage.
Share this information to your family and friends so they can minimize the use of sanitary napkins for their own benefit.