Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Newborn Cloth Diaper Celebration: Health Reasons to choose Cloth

There are lots of reasons why one chooses cloth. Some choose because they're more affordable, some because it saves the planet, some because it's more comfortable for your children. And some choose it because of the health benefits. 

Disposables contain traces of dioxin, a Carcinogenic chemical, listed by the EPA as the most toxic of all cancer linked chemicals. EEK. It's banned in most countries, but not the US!

Disposables contain Trubutyl-tin (TBT) a toxic pollutant known to cause hormonal problems in humans and animals!

Chemicals and fragrances in some disposables can cause asthma!

Studies have shown there is less rash with cloth than with disposables.

There are even environmental reasons to choose cloth!

Disposables Diapers use 2 times as much water to manufacturer as cloth.

Disposables use 3 times more energy than cloth.

Disposables use 20 times more raw materials than cloth.

Disposables generate 60 times more waste than cloth.

Disposables are the 3rd largest single consumer item in landfills.

No one knows how long it takes a disposable to decompose, but it's estimated to be between 250-500 years!

Cloth is definitely worth the benefits. It's totally worth looking into and switching too cloth. It's never too late to switch!