I had planned to write today about the chemical composition of disposable diapers, following up on the diaper science video of yesterday. Much to my relief as a non-scientist, I don’t have to because someone else has done such a great job.
Z Recommends (ZRecs) has been covering Pampers DryMax as children’s product safety issue. After their original warning, they expanded coverage to
- Part 1, a history of how the current disposable diaper landscape came to be the way it is
- Part 2, the range of diaper rash reactions, both the kind on babies bottoms and the rash reactions of the company itself
- Part 3, an analysis of the materials science of a disposable diaper
- Part 4 (due today), the social media component of the story
For anyone concerned about the issue of potential harm to babies and the story of how one sad disposable diaper company allowed a public relations fiasco to ensue, this series is essential and fascinating reading.