Thesis: Menstrual Protection Products and Modern Society
Electricity and Washing:
Every product has an environmental impact. For example, washing clothes uses water and electricity, which is created by the burning of fossil fuels. Also important to note is that when water use has to be conserved, during drought conditions or because of natural disasters, washing clothes becomes more of a luxurious strategic effort because the least amount of water that can be used is important. Using disposable products becomes a necessity and not an option. For those women who prefer reusable menstrual protection products, I say go at it. It is all a matter of personal choice. As for me, I will find other ways to preserve the environment, like refilling my water bottle, managing our thermostat efficiently, properly processing our recyclables, helping to maintain our compost pile and on and on and on.
In the end, I say decide to use or not use any type of period product, use it according to the guidelines and instructions approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and don’t feel that you must sacrifice comfort, convenience, hygiene and safety to manage your monthly needs!