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Carcinogens, phthalates, toxic chemicals—although the world has distinguished all three as dangerous, they are nonetheless found in pads, tampons and disposable diapers. Menstruating individuals use hygiene products an average of 1,800 days in their lifetime; children, the first 18-30 months of their lives. By constructing hygiene products and diapers with cheap synthetic plastics, the industry has overtly chosen profit over generations of customer welfare.

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