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Diapers “Pampers” contain carcinogenic substances

The diapers “Pampers” contain traces of carcinogenic substances, has shown French study .

The diapers “Pampers” world leaders in France, also in the world for diapers for one use contain toxic chemicals that are associated with certain cancers, according to a study published on Tuesday by the French Health Association Assef.

Carcinogenic substances are associated with cancer of the skin, lung, bladder, liver and stomach cancer.

These potentially harmful components of diapers, ironically, found in the chemicals that should provide protection for sensitive baby skin and prevent irritation, especially in petrolatum, typically found in protective products with moisturizing effect.


However, depending on where and how is refined petrolatum may be contaminated with toxic substances called hydrocarbons policlicici aromatic (PAH’s).

These carcinogenic compounds found in diapers, which means in contact with children are 23 and a half hours during the day, said Ludvin Ferrer, chief of Assef, for the newspaper Le Parisien.

The good news is that the level of PAHs is low, researchers point out that extremely low levels of hydrocarbons found in diapers, less than 0.2 mg / kg, which is legally permitted at EU level, but the authors argue that it does not matter.

Even if the amount is legal, dispute the fact that the private parts of children exposed to these products. “It is legal, but you leave the least amount of harmful substances is, however, morally too, “said Ferrer.

He suspects that in the long term may be a risk for children who wear these diapers, adding that manufacturers long ago should re-examine the methods of production.

The study was done in cooperation with the French environmental company for baby products “Love and Green”.

Proctor and Gamble, owner of the brand “Pampers” has not yet responded to these allegations.

This article was originally published on HuffPost

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