material for reusable pads
Reusable sanitary pads use solar energy to kill 99.9% of germs. This article presents research on material for reusable pads by scientists at Cardiff University. Scientists at Cardiff University are developing a material for reusable pads that could potentially kill up to 99.9 per cent of bacteria when exposed to sunlight. The team is developing a special type of fabric that is infused with nontoxic metals as catalysts, harnessing energy from the sun and producing compounds that kill bacteria, remove stains and neutralize odors. The material, which can be used in things like reusable sanitary pads, is rinsed with water and dried in the sun to initiate the sterilization process. The product, which is estimated to cost between US$0.03 and US$0.05, is believed to be of great benefit to people living in low- and middle-income countries where access to disposable hygiene products is expensive and limited.