Women, unlike men, face menstrual issues periodically, where they discharge blood wastes that need to be disposed of. But culture, religion and tradition has been playing a major role for several centuries as to how women are to behave and act. They are faced with several barriers. When menstruation is concerned, it is completely a hush-hush affair, with women not being allowed to even take out this topic in public. Therefore, there is a complete lack of education in almost every undeveloped and developing country and this is quite alarming even in today’s 21st century when technology is overtaking traditional aspects. Governments across the globe have been slowly realizing the growing need for women to practice safe menstrual periods and to dispose of the wastes in a proper manner, such that it does not affect the environment. Hence, governments are encouraging manufacturers to come up with sanitary napkin burner equipment to solve this impending issue.
Why inappropriate menstrual wastage disposal is considered to be problematic?
There are several reasons cited for the same, which people need to understand. This is only possible if the government and non-government agencies come forward to educate women of all ages, both at urban and rural levels. Education needs to be imparted of the importance of using sanitary pads and the need to dispose of them properly and safely, thus not affecting the environment in any manner.
One major problem noticed is that cloth napkins that were being used for centuries have been replaced with plastic sanitary napkins easily available in the market. Since plastic is found to be non-biodegradable and takes several centuries to decompose, its accumulation will only lead to a catastrophe for the present and future generations, including plants and animals. The dumping grounds are already filled with plastic wastes from different sources and menstrual wastes being termed to be a medical waste only has been furthering the damage caused to the environment as well as the health of everyone around including animals.
Another problem faced with an accumulation of menstrual waste is menstrual blood that is soaked by the sanitary napkin tends to stagnate and remain for a longer period of time. This only supports the growth of pathogens. Stagnant menstrual blood does collect bacteria in huge amounts, like E.coli, which in turn multiplies rapidly at exponential rates. Menstrual blood related red blood cells nourish bacteria, thus causing foul odor to be spread as they die. Hence, sanitary napkins in when accumulated in heaps only promote different types of diseases, causing health concern among people of all ages.
Moreover, the burning of plastic sanitary napkins will only cause the release of harmful toxins in the atmosphere, thus resulting in the spread of pollution and disease-causing bacteria.
What is the solution available for proper and safe menstrual disposal?
It is important for the government and individuals to find out ways and means to protect the environment and also solve the issue that women do face and cannot neglect or ignore. The sanitary wastes are better burnt within the sanitary napkin Destroyer, which does not allow the toxic fumes to be released in any manner, thus making it a safe way to dispose of wastage.