Nanotechnology could revolutionize menstrual pads
A scientist has developed a menstrual pad that could be the beginning of a whole new world for women in India, and possibly everywhere.
The new pad material, made using nanotechnology, claims to be more absorptive and cheaper to make. But perhaps most notably, it’s free of toxic chemicals that can cause the deadly condition known as Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). That’s according to the findings of a study published in the September issue of Applied Materials Today.
The new pad could be a game-changer everywhere, but it was developed specifically for the rural women of India. Just 7 percent use sanitary pads and the vast majority — 89 percent — use cloth, according to data from the international charity WaterAid. Read more…
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