Why Switch ?



I use disposable pads. These are made by multi-national companies who sell trusted brands. 

However there are facts that I didn’t know. I am finding out about them now, and they are most inconvenient. 

  • Every disposable pad has the equivalent of 4 plastic bags in it. I never could have imagined that there was so much plastic in just one pad.

  • Over my entire menstruating lifetime, I will use and discard 10,000-15,000 pads or the equivalent of 40,000-60,000 plastic bags. 

  • This plastic will continue to contaminate the environment for hundreds of years to come. If I burn the used pads (in an incinerator or in the open), that will release harmful furans and dioxins. 

  • Dioxins are not just released when pads are burnt, they are also present in trace amounts on all pads, as a result of the bleaching process the pads go through.

  • Dioxins are endocrine disruptors, and can harm me in many different ways.

  • The skin in the vaginal area is highly permeable and anything that is in constant touch with the skin there will end up in my bloodstream.

  • If I continue using disposable pads, I will spend approximately ₹ 2,000 rupees every year, and perhaps close to ₹ 75,000 over my lifetime on a product that is not good for my health, neither good for our planet. 



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