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Domestic sanitary pads as good as foreign ones: survey
    2018-03-09  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Zhang Yang

nicolezyyy@163.com

A REPORT released by the Shenzhen Consumer Council on Thursday showed that the quality of sanitary pads made in China is as good as those imported from abroad.

Statistics from the China National Household Paper Industry Association estimated that 120 billion pads will be consumed in China by 2020. However, problems regarding the quality of sanitary pads have frequently been exposed by media in recent years, causing widespread public concern in the country.

The China Consumers Association, along with the Shenyang Consumers Association and the Shenzhen Consumer Council, conducted research to compare the quality of sanitary pads produced by 35 brands, including 11 foreign brands.

According to the report, all of the sanitary pads from the 35 brands passed the safety test, which showed that they didn’t contain pathogenic microbes, formaldehyde, fluorescent brightener or other harmful chemicals, and had pH values in the safe range.

The report showed that the absorbency of all the sanitary pads was above national standards. The absorbency of Sakura koi sanitary pads, a Japanese brand, was the highest, while the Whisper sanitary pads imported from Canada had the lowest absorbency.

Samples of nine brands had higher water absorbency than the average, including three foreign brands and six Chinese brands.

A total of 125 volunteers joined the survey and graded the sanitary pads and tampons based on their user experience.

Pads made of fluid materials got the highest average score of 4.09, followed by traditional pads and pads for medical use, while tampons got the lowest score of 3.98 as many volunteers didn’t feel comfortable using the tampons.

The council said customers should buy sanitary pads from creditable stores and shopping websites and keep the pads clean and dry to avoid contamination. They are advised to change the pads every two or three hours during the menstrual period and to wash their hands before changing the pads.

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