Sunday, March 18, 2007

Disposable Diapers...Blah!

What is in a disposable diaper?

Sodium Polyacrylate

Can absorb 100x its weight
Can stick to baby’s genitals there by causing irritations and oozing blood from perineum and scrotal tissues with vomiting and staph infections.
Injection into rats causes hemorrhage, cardiovascular failure and death.
Banned from Tampons in 1985 because of Toxic Shock Syndrome SO WHY IS IT IN BABY DIAPERS!?
Death in baby after as little as 5 grams ingestion
Females in the factory experience: organ problems, slow healing of wounds, fatigue, and weight loss

Dioxin (by product of bleaching)

Carcinogenic chemical CANCER CAUSING
EPA lists as most toxic of cancer-linked chemicals
In small quantities, causes birth defects, skin/liver disease, immune suppression.

Tributyl (TBT)

Environmental pollutant
Highly toxic, spreads through skin and has a hormone-like effect
Harms immune system and impairs hormonal system
Speculated that it can cause sterility in boys (since their genitals are outside body.)

Yea, lets just keep buying this crap and putting it on our babies!! Good way to spend hard earned money!!

2 thoughts...:

doreen said...

I remember when you heard this same information almost 4 years ago. I think your response was something like, "I don't know about all that cloth stuff, sounds icky." You've come a long way since then, way to grow girl!
Of course I'm your cloth and sposie using friend and I know both sides oh so well.
It has nice to be able to have choices. What works best for one family isn't always great for another family. In our family I'm glad for the opportunity to use both cloth and sposies at different times for my boys when it worked for us. It's also neat that some green companies are creating alternative sposies that eliminate some of the concerns you mentioned.

Christi said...

exactly why I started using cloth! nasty chemicals! blah.. but im guilty of using sposies too...