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How 'bad' are disps really?

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Re: How 'bad' are disps really?

Postby emmab16 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:03 pm

Bluebell wrote:I know someone who works for P&G and she told me that in the factories where they make Pampers, the staff have to wear masks because of the chemicals that goes into them.

As for government legislation saying they are safe... well we are all allowed to smoke, drive, drink (not at the same time!), cross a road etc... paracetamol is banned in the US...
i think that co-codamol is not allowed in the US so i thinks it's the codeine that's banned

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Re: How 'bad' are disps really?

Postby Bluebell » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:24 pm

lazylexis wrote:@Bluebell -paracetamol is not banned in the US at all it's called acetaminophen or Tylenol


Oh! Learn a new thing every day! :giggle:

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Re: How 'bad' are disps really?

Postby Shaunie » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:30 pm

And wasn't the absorbant gel originally designed to use for astronaughts? Used in their suits to absorb moisture. Aren't there also suggested links to infertility, particularly in boys? I used parabens & sls free products on my skin & most definately my childrens skin.

DS1 wore sposies at first and developed an exzema like rash on his bum so my lovely HV suggested it was the nappies so I switched to cloth & the rash cleared within the 1st 24hrs :wine:

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Re: How 'bad' are disps really?

Postby epsilon1 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:46 pm

Bluebell wrote:
lazylexis wrote:@Bluebell -paracetamol is not banned in the US at all it's called acetaminophen or Tylenol


Oh! Learn a new thing every day! :giggle:


What's funny is people who claim that one of paracetamol / tylenol will shift a head-ache, but the other one won't. I have a feeling that when I checked on this (asked a friend who was a medical student, and incidentally HUGE breast-feeding advocate) that the dose in a standard tylenol was slightly higher than in a standard paracetamol, which might make a difference for some people.

Great, useful drug anyway, one of the few I'm allowed to take too - not that I've needed to very much, happily.

On the nappy thing: it might be that the stuff in it is more dangerous / volatile in production than once it's 'finished' of course, and I have a vague memory of my cousin saying the chemicals derive from those used to suck up oil spills :shock:

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Re: How 'bad' are disps really?

Postby RayenC » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:56 pm

For certain reasons we had to use sposies in the beginning but even then, I absolutely hated pampers, it's the only brand that reeks of chemicals.

The argument 'it abides with regulations' is invalid either. Baby food also has to abide by EU standards but most of it is loaded with sugar- anything that contains more than 10grams of sugar per 100grams is unhealthy as per our pedi.

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