Saturday, February 18, 2006

 

Disposable diapers linked to athsma

This article is a few years old, but it is from a reliable source and it links disposable diaper use to the increase in athsma in infants and children. I've read before that dioxins and polyacrylate are both used in disposable diapers (polyacrylate has been banned from use in tampons), as well as a few other chemicals that are of unknown safety. This is part of the reason we are going to use cloth diapers (the huge strides in cloth diaper features and convenience made that decision much easier), as well as the negative environmental impact of disposable diapers.

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Hi Savvy!

I found this post through the PFBlog.org aggregator. As an asthmatic, I'm lucky that it's not so bad for me, but asthma is pretty serious for kids. It's linked to allergies too, so do things that will keep them from developing in your new baby.

Good luck!
 
hey! Since I posted that link, I've found a few more (mostly from Europe, where they tend to be more cautious about things like disposable dipes) that links disposables to male infertility and a few other nasty things. It's quite scary what is in those diapers and that they aren't required to post a list of "ingredients" on the package.
 
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