Plastics have attacked our lives. And keeping in mind that they are helpful for bundling and transportation, they are incredibly poisonous and destructive for the earth.
A significant number of our own cleanliness items likewise have plastic in them, and probably the greatest model for these is sanitary napkins and tampons. Truth be told, the ‘plastic shield’, that doesn’t permit dampness and the blood to leak through, is the interesting selling suggestion for a significant number of the makers. Truly, the plastic covering and the shield do forestall humiliating bloodstains during periods, however at what cost?
While there is no official information, a few reports gauge that on a normal around 9000 tons of menstrual waste is created in India month to month, the majority of it as sanitary pads.
All these plastic-based pads are either flushed down latrines or tossed in the open as trash alongside other family unit squander. An enormous number of ladies in India utilize sanitary napkins. A greater part of these is plastic-based.
As indicated by Menstrual Health Alliance India, of all waste created in the nation, about 45% is because of menstrual items, to a great extent sanitary napkins.
There is no legitimate removal framework for menstrual waste either, and this isn’t simply an issue in India yet, as is the case in other developing and underdeveloped nations.
Sanitary Pads: Unsafe for you
A large number of us have grown up utilizing plastic-based napkins, unmindful of the damage that it does.
At the point when we discharge, our body disposes of blood and other body liquids. The plastic in the pads, while viably catching the dampness inside, gives a favorable place to bacterial and parasitic diseases. This can cause aggravation in the vagina and vulva, unfavorably susceptible responses to the plastic, and disturbance. It can likewise prompt pelvic incendiary illnesses, and sometimes, cervical malignant growth or cancer.
With plastic-based pads, it is vital that they are changed as often as possible to stay away from bacterial development. Regularly, this can’t or doesn’t occur, particularly if there are no latrines or protection accessible or one is on a long excursion with no accessible washrooms.
There is almost no mindfulness about the utilization of plastic-based napkins and the effect of their drawn-out use on our wellbeing.
Sanitary Pads: Unsafe for the Environment
Sanitary napkins are regularly tossed into lakes, waterways, and lakes, sullying the water bodies and the life forms there or tossed in the open, gagging channels and landfills.
While the plastic in the pads isn’t degradable directly, the blood does decompose causing a breeding ground for microbes. Cloth pickers frequently handle these items with their uncovered hands and can without much of a stretch become tainted, in the event that the blood has a place with an HIV-contaminated individual.
Hence, a significant proportion of people are trying to find ways into sustainable menstruation. Degradable disposable pads made with bamboo and coconut fibers and other materials are gaining popularity. Reusable cloth napkins are another great alternative.
Reliefpad provides reusable sanitary napkins which not only keep the periods stain safe but also provide better protection from bacterial and viral growth.
Let us join hands towards sustainable menstruation!