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Common Myths about Feminine Hygiene Disposal

Myths and outdated practices regarding feminine hygiene continue to influence many women today. While some are disregarded as unlikely there are a few myths that still remain persuasive. The disposal of feminine hygiene waste at first glance might seem to be an unimportant issue since waste management is not often on the forefront of many people’s minds. Nonetheless, feminine hygiene disposal is quite important and if not handled correctly could cause harm to others.

There’s long been desire for something other than simply flushing feminine hygiene products down the toilet or placing it in a waste bin. A clean safe system where such waste can be disposed of easily and where people know that health, social and environmental concerns have been dealt with. The following are some myths about feminine hygiene disposal that many women have become accustomed to.

  • It’s fine to place feminine hygiene products in any waste bin if you wrap it. This statement is simply not true. There are special units for feminine product disposal that are separate from the regular trash because of the possibly hazardous nature of feminine hygiene products. If you are using a women’s restroom, be sure to use the right receptacle for sanitary disposal. For the safest disposal, touch-free feminine hygiene disposal service is the best.
  • You can flush feminine hygiene products down the toilet if the label says so. While there are new products on the market today with applicators that are made of materials designed to break down in heavy water. This doesn’t mean that septic systems are meant to handle the excess as most are partially biodegradable at best. In addition to causing costly damages to your plumbing system, flushing tampons or sanitary napkins can pollute streams and rivers, cause hormonal changes in wildlife and enable harmful organisms to enter the food chain.
  • When disposing, you don’t have to worry about bacteria since the feminine hygiene products are labeled “sanitary”. Although they are sanitary when first used, feminine hygiene products become a breeding ground for harmful bacteria or germs when it comes time to dispose of them because of the length of time they are used. Over the years, various treatments have been applied to combat the growth of harmful bacteria, reduce odors while in use, and keep sanitary napkins more hygienic, but they compromised comfort and caused irritation in many cases. This is why sanitary disposal must be taken seriously and handled properly.

It’s important to understand the myths about feminine hygiene disposal so you can ensure the right rules are being following when disposing of your hygienic materials. Making a mistake could cost you money, cause you or someone else to become ill and lead to a very embarrassing situation.


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