Sustainable Menstruation Series Part 1: Reusable Cloth Pads

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Did you know that it takes between 500 and 800 years for disposable pads to decompose?

Menstrual waste is piling up year on year, and the components that make up these pads may be harmful for our health.

A quick search on what's in your pads may shock you. Everything from petrochemicals to chloroform has been detected in disposable menstrual pads.

The vaginal area is highly vascular which means that it will absorb the contents of disposable pads allowing direct access for these harmful chemicals into our bloodstream.

What's more is the cost of disposable pads really adds up over the years and with many menstruators left without the money to gain access to the menstrual hygiene products they need, there is certainly a need to review how we can make more sustainable choices with regards to our menstrual hygiene products.

In this series, I will be reviewing various sustainable menstrual hygiene options.

Up first is reusable pads.

 

In this video, I'm sharing about making the switch from disposable to reusable pads and my experience with Hannah Pads.

 If you'd like to give Hannah Pads a try, you can shop them here: Shop Hannah Pads

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