Hindustan Times | 23/11/2022 10:34 PM | Click to read full article
Using sanitary pads could put one at risk of many diseases which may include cancer. Long-term exposure has been linked to breast cancer, decreased fertility, obesity, and asthma. Disposal of the same is not eco-friendly at all. If feasible and acceptable, menstrual cups seem to be a logical solution. Conventionally grown cotton used for the pad contains pesticides and herbicides. Side effects of exposure include infertility, diabetes, and endometriosis.