Foam earplugs are effective at blocking out noise and can be found on most worksites in Australia. They're inexpensive and easy to use, making them a popular choice for people who need to block out noise on a regular basis.
However, foam earplugs are terrible for the environment and can cause serious health problems for the user.
Foam earplugs are made from a variety of materials, including petroleum-based products and chemicals. When they're disposed of, these materials can leach into the environment and cause pollution. In addition, foam earplugs take up a lot of space in landfills.
For the user, foam earplugs can cause ear infections, skin irritations, and even hearing loss. They can also be difficult to remove from the ear, which can lead to further irritation.
If you need to block out noise on a regular basis, there are better options available than foam earplugs. Consider investing in earplugs made from silicone or other materials that are better for the environment and your health.
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