Cotton Bud Usage:
It is not recommend that you insert bamboo cotton buds into your ear canal. Doing so has been known to damage the eardrum over time, leading to loss of hearing.
Did you know?
- Bamboo is actually considered a grass and can grow up to two feet per day. This strong healthy plant has no genetically modified varieties, does not require pesticides or fertiliser and is not routinely irrigated.
- Throughout the world cotton buds are often listed in the top 5-10 marine debris items most commonly found on the beach. *
- Cotton Buds are washing up on beaches near many of Australia’s sewage ocean outfalls.*
- Researchers have found cotton bud fragments in seabirds and whole sticks in turtles. Like other plastics, once ingested the fragments may remain trapped in the digestive tract or cause damage.*
- Polypropylene (the most commonly used for cotton buds) is particularly effective at concentrating certain pollutants, associating buds with even more toxic chemicals.*
* Source: BetterBuds.org.au