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High amounts of harmful chemicals found in sanitary napkins sold in India, claims study

New Delhi, November 23

High amounts of chemicals linked with heart disorders, diabetes and cancer, have been found in popular sanitary napkins sold in India, according to a study done by a Delhi-based environmental NGO.

The study by NGO, Toxics Link, found the presence of phthalates and volatile organic compounds ( VOCs) in a total of ten samples, six inorganic and four organic sanitary pads available in the market.

The findings were published in a report titled ‘Menstrual Waste 2022’.

Exposure to phthalates have been linked to a variety of health concerns including endocrine disruption, impacts to the heart and reproductive systems, diabetes, some cancers, and birth defects.

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