be willing to use home made sanitary pads instead of store bought? What about using sea pearls instead of disposable tampons? How about cloth diapers instead of disposables? All of these items use chemicals that are harmful to the environment during the breaking down of these trash items, as well as causing more health problems for the users of these products. Are you willing to be a crunchy mama, and if not, why?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:26 PM on May. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by FelipesMom at 1:51 PM on May. 19, 2009
Oh good lord. I am sure the government is going to find a way to tax feminine hygiene products now.
Answer by QuinnMae at 1:28 PM on May. 19, 2009
Answer by Crystal1124 at 1:30 PM on May. 19, 2009
Answer by akinbottom2 at 1:41 PM on May. 19, 2009
OP here. There are conspiracy theories about everything. I have read that the manufacturers of those disposable products use chemicals that affect the body so as to make our use of those products more dependant. Like the chemicals they use for tampons can cause heavier periods, so you will use more tampons. Same with pads.
The diapers, I have read that some babies have allergic reactions to the chemicals and get really bad rashes. I don't think that's as prevalent though.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:47 PM on May. 19, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:48 PM on May. 19, 2009
Interesting point quinnmae. I wonder if it would be possible for the government to exercise a tax on disposable hygiene products? After all, they are filling our landfills and letting harmful chemicals into our soil.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:49 PM on May. 19, 2009
Answer by lifeasinoit at 1:50 PM on May. 19, 2009
Answer by fluud7 at 1:51 PM on May. 19, 2009
I see what you are saying anon 12:48, but you would be saving landfill space and preventing more chemicals from entering our soil and water.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:51 PM on May. 19, 2009