Many sanitary pads (or sanitary napkins) are made of plastic materials that can complicate embryonic development and lead to organ damage. Even more, the fiber in these absorbent pads can cause cervical cancer, and can even result in difficult menstruation periods for women.
Sadly, many Black women continue to use these toxic pads even though the organic, non-toxic pads cost about the same price. Here are 5 affordable brands that all women should consider switching to:
#1 – Rael Certified Organic Cotton Menstrual Regular Pads: These pads are made with 100% organic, OCS and USDA certified, non-GMO Texas cotton grown and nurtured without the use of toxins, pesticides or synthetic chemicals.
#2 – ORGANYC Hypoallergenic 100% Organic Cotton Pads Day Wings: These pads, made of 100% biodegradable and compostable organic cotton bleached without chlorine, are ideal for women who want to avoid any contact with synthetic material, while choosing a hypoallergenic product without any negative effect on the environment.
#3 – Natracare Pads Ultra With Wings: These pads are discreet, comfortable and reliable. Made from organic cotton cover, they have wings to help them fit securely, and are individually wrapped in biodegradable purse packs for convenience. They also have a waterproof plant-based back.
#4 – Seventh Generation Free & Clear Maxi Pads: These chlorine-free pads provide the protection you need without exposing your most sensitive skin to unnecessary chemicals. Their innovative PureFit design conforms to your body for reliable, leak-free protection and comfort.
#5 – Oi 100% Organic Cotton Ultra Thin Pads with Wings: These pads are certified pure organic and 100% biodegradable, and absorbent and hypoallergenic to provide comfort and protection you can trust. They are plastic and chemical-free and recommended by many gynecologists to reduce the risk of allergies caused by exposure to synthetic materials and chemicals.
The brands mentioned above are sold in most local grocery stores, but are usually cheaper on Amazon.com