What's in the Diaper
Presence of Phthalates in Baby Diapers
The use of disposable diapers have been the standard for baby hygiene for many years.
Among polymers used in diapers Phthalates are generally used as plasticizers and catalysts for the polymerization. Phthalates provide flexibility & durability to these polymers because of which they are used in the manufacturing of diapers.
As Phthalates have been characterized as an endocrine disrupting chemical, the use of Phthalates in the diapers raises concern of possible health impacts on children.