Sanitary pads are one of the most frequently chosen period products and the oldest one too as women have been relying on it since ages, but what experts say is totally contradict to what we think of it while consumption.
Recent studies have suggested that using sanitary pads could put one at risk of many diseases which may include cancer. This is due to because the pads are given a clean and smooth appearance through bleaching, a process which uses certain chemicals harmful to women's health. Phthalate is one of such chemicals that is used to soften and improve the flexibility and durability of plastics. They have been known as endocrine disruptors, and its long-term exposure has been linked to breast cancer, decreased fertility, obesity and asthma.
said Dr Sushruta Mokadam, consultant obstetrician at Motherhood Hospital, Kharadi, Pune as quoted by Hindustan Times.
What alternatives Women can go for instead of Sanitary Pads are Period panties which are comfortable and they will not have to worry anymore as they can be a good alternative to sanitary pads.
said Dr Mokadam as quoted by Hindustan Times.