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How Diaper Crystals Work

December 10th, 2008

Episode 138 of 1055 episodes

Most disposable diapers contain a crystalline, absorbent substance called sodium polyacrylate. Learn how this polymer helps contain messes -- and some of the controversy surrounding this substance -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.