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Real Diaper Facts

Real Diaper Facts

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Health
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Disposable diapers contain traces of Dioxin, anextremely toxic by-product of the paper-bleaching process. It is a carcinogenic chemical, listed by theEPA as the most toxic of all cancer-linkedchemicals. It is banned in most countries, but notthe U.S. 1
!
Disposable diapers contain Tributyl-tin (TBT) - atoxic pollutant known to cause hormonal problemsin humans and animals. 2
!
Disposable diapers contain sodium polyacrylate, atype of super absorbent polymer (SAP), which becomes a gel-like substance when wet. A similar substance had been used in super-absorbancytampons until the early 1980s when it was revealedthat the material increased the risk of toxic shock syndrome. 3
!
In May 2000, the Archives of Disease inChildhood published research showing that scrotaltemperature is increased in boys wearing disposablediapers, and that prolonged use of disposablediapers will blunt or completely abolish the physiological testicular cooling mechanismimportant for normal spermatogenesis. 8
Environment
!
In 1988, over 18 billion diapers were sold andconsumed in the United States that year.4 Based onour calculations (listed below under "Cost: NationalCosts"), we estimate that 27.4 billion disposablediapers are consumed every year in the U.S. 13
!
The instructions on a disposable diaper packageadvice that all fecal matter should be deposited inthe toilet before discarding, yet less than one half of one percent of all waste from single-use diapersgoes into the sewage system. 4
!
Over 92% of all single-use diapers end up in alandfill. 4
!
In 1988, nearly $300 million dollars were spentannually just to discard disposable diapers, whereascotton diapers are reused 50 to 200 times before being turned into rags. 4
Health
!
Disposable diapers contain traces of Dioxin, anextremely toxic by-product of the paper-bleaching process. It is a carcinogenic chemical, listed by theEPA as the most toxic of all cancer-linkedchemicals. It is banned in most countries, but notthe U.S. 1
!
Disposable diapers contain Tributyl-tin (TBT) - atoxic pollutant known to cause hormonal problemsin humans and animals. 2
!
Disposable diapers contain sodium polyacrylate, atype of super absorbent polymer (SAP), which becomes a gel-like substance when wet. A similar substance had been used in super-absorbancytampons until the early 1980s when it was revealedthat the material increased the risk of toxic shock syndrome. 3
!
In May 2000, the Archives of Disease inChildhood published research showing that scrotaltemperature is increased in boys wearing disposablediapers, and that prolonged use of disposablediapers will blunt or completely abolish the physiological testicular cooling mechanismimportant for normal spermatogenesis. 8
Environment
!
In 1988, over 18 billion diapers were sold andconsumed in the United States that year.4 Based onour calculations (listed below under "Cost: NationalCosts"), we estimate that 27.4 billion disposablediapers are consumed every year in the U.S. 13
!
The instructions on a disposable diaper packageadvice that all fecal matter should be deposited inthe toilet before discarding, yet less than one half of one percent of all waste from single-use diapersgoes into the sewage system. 4
!
Over 92% of all single-use diapers end up in alandfill. 4
!
In 1988, nearly $300 million dollars were spentannually just to discard disposable diapers, whereascotton diapers are reused 50 to 200 times before being turned into rags. 4
Health
!
Disposable diapers contain traces of Dioxin, anextremely toxic by-product of the paper-bleaching process. It is a carcinogenic chemical, listed by theEPA as the most toxic of all cancer-linkedchemicals. It is banned in most countries, but notthe U.S. 1
!
Disposable diapers contain Tributyl-tin (TBT) - atoxic pollutant known to cause hormonal problemsin humans and animals. 2
!
Disposable diapers contain sodium polyacrylate, atype of super absorbent polymer (SAP), which becomes a gel-like substance when wet. A similasubstance had been used in super-absorbancytampons until the early 1980s when it was revealedthat the material increased the risk of toxic shock syndrome. 3
!
In May 2000, the Archives of Disease inChildhood published research showing that scrotaltemperature is increased in boys wearing disposablediapers, and that prolonged use of disposablediapers will blunt or completely abolish the physiological testicular cooling mechanismimportant for normal spermatogenesis. 8
Environment
!
In 1988, over 18 billion diapers were sold andconsumed in the United States that year.4 Based onour calculations (listed below under "Cost: NationalCosts"), we estimate that 27.4 billion disposablediapers are consumed every year in the U.S. 13
!
The instructions on a disposable diaper packageadvice that all fecal matter should be deposited inthe toilet before discarding, yet less than one half of one percent of all waste from single-use diapersgoes into the sewage system. 4
!
Over 92% of all single-use diapers end up in alandfill. 4
!
In 1988, nearly $300 million dollars were spentannually just to discard disposable diapers, whereascotton diapers are reused 50 to 200 times before being turned into rags. 4

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