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    Re: other implications fo disposable nappies.
    Dear Editor,

    Heal and Cooper in a recent letter [1] raised several serious issues relating to disposable nappies without consideration of the evidence available. In one of these they imply that sodium polyacrylate in disposable nappies increases the risk of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) to those that wear them. This proposal may be challenged.

    Firstly there are no reported cases of such an eventuality. Careful...

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    Re: disposable nappies

    Dear Editor

    As a doctor, mother of 15 month old twins, and medical advisor to both the Toxic Shock Syndrome Information Service and the Absorbent Hygiene Products Manufacturers Association, I was dismayed to read the letter by Drs Heal and Cooper in the ADC online journal.

    If I did not have specialist knowledge of the area, I would have been horrified on reading their letter and I am worried that ADC readers...

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    Little evidence for adverse health effects of disposable nappies

    Dear Editor,

    Heal and Cooper claim that there are many concerns about effects of the use of disposable nappies on the future fertility and general health. However, these claims would appear to be unsubstantiated and highly speculative. Tributyl tin (TBT) is an organochemical found widely in the plastics and chemicals industries and as stated by Heal and Cooper can act as an endocrine disrupter. However, the...

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