Diapers and Their Impact

Annotated Bibliography Copyright 2001 by Jennifer Threadgold

Baker, Linda. “Bottoming out: Why are diaper services disappearing?” E, v. 9, no. 5, Sept/Oct 1998: 25 (3).  Offered information detailing decline in cloth diaper service use.

Diapering Baby: What’s the Bottom Line? King County Nurses Association Pamphlet.  Pamphlet designed to inform about diapering choices and their effects on the environment.

Garbage Heresy (editorial). National Review, v. 45, no. 9, May 1993: 15.  Responses from environmental magazine ‘Garbage’ when they defend disposable diapers.

Koshland, Daniel. “The Dirty Air Act.” Science, v. 249, no. 4976, Sept 1990: 1481.  Provided useful information about pollution and diapers.

Jay, Leslie. “The Pampered Generation.” Management Review, v. 79, no. 6, June 1990: 28.  Describes the events have led up to the devotion to disposable diapers.

Marion Donovan helped put cloth diapers behind us. People Weekly,  Dec 1998: 152.  Short story about the possible start of disposable diapers.

Primomo, Janet PhD, RN; Patricia Greenstreet JD, RN. “Influencing Policy on Diapering: Not for Babies Only.” Journal of Perinatology, v. XIII, no. 2 (1993): 140 (4)  Article written to inform public on environmental effects of disposable diapers and potential for change.

Primomo, Janet PhD, RN. “The High Environmental Cost of Disposable Diapers.” Maternal Child Nursing, v. 15, no. 5, Sept/Oct 1990: 279 (3).  Informative article discussing disposable diapers, fecal material and the harmful effects on the environment.

Raloff, Janet. Reassessing Costs of Keeping Baby Dry. Science News, v.138, no. 22, Dec 1990: 347. Article that addresses the environmental impact of both cloth and disposable diapers.

Rathje, William; Cullen Murphy. Rubbish. New York, New York: Harper Perennial, 1992.  A thorough representation of the problems surrounding the disposable diaper with a great deal of social history.