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5 Reasons Why You Should ditch the Disposable Sanitary Pads

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Number 1 Reason is they can cause Cancer.  Of course, you don’t just get cancer right away. But you’re using pads every month and though there are only low levels of exposure to chemical contaminants found in the materials of such pads.

They would accumulate inside our bodies and threaten our reproductive health. Just the thought of having these cancerous chemicals on our vagina is sickening and scary.


  • Your pads are made of plastic materials. Some chemicals that are made to plastic like BPA and BPS can complicate embryonic development. The plasticizers can actually lead to organ damage. 
  • The fiber in the absorbent pads that you use can cause cervical cancer. Sanitary pads are not purely made of cotton but they’re made of cellulose gel. 
  • The dioxin present in the menstrual pads can cause ovarian cancer. 
  • Napkins are made to absorb wetness. That is why aside from cotton, they also contain rayon, a synthetic fiber, which is also dangerous because they also contain dioxin. Basically, when rayon is bleached, it releases dioxin.