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By - | September 21, 2016 06:45 PM | 2 minute read
Know What This Chemical Engineering Scholar at IIT Hyderabad Invent
Highlights: Prof. Chandra Sharma used nanofibres in the sanitary napkins decreasing the risk of ovarian cancer.

The research team of Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad has found a way to keep up with menstrual hygiene which is important because of the complications it may otherwise lead to. A Professor of Chemical Engineering at IIT Hyderabad, Professor Chandra Shekhar Sharma and his team has invented nanofibre sanitary napkins to make the monthly experience of females a little more sanitary. The product that the IIT-H team has made does not consist of Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP) in it which makes it a better option than commercial sanitary napkins.

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The team has used the electrospun cellulose acetate (CA) nanofibers as the core material for absorption that results in the napkins being less harmful. On the other hand, the non-biodegradable super absorbent polymers compromise on the health of the females as they are synthetic in nature.

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The Professor told the reporters that the side effects of the commercial sanitary napkins include ovarian cancer and toxic shock syndrome, but the use of nanofibre-based sanitary napkins reduces the possibility of these after effects. He also said that the aim of this project was to make a product which will actually help the females and will reduce the use of SAPs as they are non-biodegradable and not eco-friendly.

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