When I woke up this morning my driveway looked like an ice skating rink! And it still does! I am happy that it is raining because I heard a plane fly and am expecting quite a few packages in the mail. I am patiently awaiting the FuzziBunz Hemp inserts for Hunter's diapers. I really want to get him out the the disposables and try to sell the ones that we just stocked up on at Costco.
I read an article the other night about disposable diapers and I never knew that chemicals were added into the disposable diapers.
Here is some of the things that I read that really scared me:
"Disposable diapers contain traces of
- Dioxin (an extremely toxic by-product of the paper-bleaching process. It is a carcinogenic chemical, listed by the EPA as the most toxic of all cancer-linked chemicals. It is banned in most countries, but not the U.S).
- Tributyl-tin/TBT (a toxic pollutant known to cause hormonal problems in humans and animals).
- Sodium polyacrylate (a type of super absorbent polymer (SAP), which becomes a gel-like substance when wet) A similar substance had been used in super-absorbency tampons until the early 1980s when it was revealed that the material increased the risk of toxic shock syndrome by increasing absorbency and improving the environment for the growth of toxin-producing bacteria."
I found this information on: http://www.realdiaperassociation.org/diaperfacts.php
The article is definitely worth a read.