[GRRN] disposable diapers and fertility problems

From: Heide Feldman (hfeldman@mrwmd.org)
Date: Thu Sep 28 2000 - 12:44:59 EDT

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    I happened to see an article in USA Today, I believe, yesterday (just
    happened to pick it up at the airport) which summarized a study showing that
    wearing disposable diapers may lead to infertility and testicular cancer in
    boys and later men, due to the higher temperatures from the plastic. To
    establish the greater temperature generated by the plastic diapers, they
    used micro-thermometers on the babies. Sorry I can't provide more detail,
    but hopefully you can still find the story.

    Another related item: the California Resource Recovery Association is
    planning to push for a change in Medicare funding that favors disposable
    over cloth diapers for adults. Medicare will pay for disposables but not
    cloth.

    Heidi Feldman
    Public Education Coordinator
    Monterey Regional Waste Management District
    Tel.: 831/384-5313 FAX: 831/384-3567

    When we tug at a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of
    the world.
    John Muir



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