Among health-conscious women, the toxicity of mainstream tampons has long been an issue.
"Just as I say heck no to Cottonseed oil, for the same reason I say heck no to sticking toxic cotton up into my 'nethers'…..writes Meghan Telpner, in her VERY GOOD article, "Tampax Tampons:Toxic Sticks of Death" .
Meghan Telpner notes that the rayon/viscose used in Tampax is made from wood pulp.
Meghan says in her article…. "Last I checked, there were no such thing as rayon trees and trees don't magically turn into rayon- it takes hundreds of chemicals."
"The chlorine bleaching of wood pulp is where the greatest danger lies."
Meghan goes on to say……
"The process creates chlorinated hydrocarbons, a hazardous group of chemicals with byproducts that includes dioxins, some of the most toxic substances known."
"Parts per million my cooch! There are no safe levels dioxins, they are impossible to break down and so keep building up in our tissues."
(…Meghan recommends the "Diva Cup" in her article as her current top alternative)
….not sure if the same thing as Diva Cup, but I also ran across what seems to be a good Menstrual Cup article
Monsanto's toxic herbicide has been found in 80% of feminine hygiene products.
Glyphosate, the chemical found in Monsanto's "RoundUp" herbicide used on genetically modified cotton crops, is being discovered in the vast majority of feminine hygiene products.
The research team from National University of La Plata……
……headed by Damian Marino revealed their research findings last weekend.
Note carefully that such research would never be conducted in a U.S. university because they've been infiltrated and bought off by Monsanto.
"The study at [La Plata University] …….
…….looked at a sampling of products from pharmacies and supermarkets in the area of La Plata, and analyzed cotton swabs, gauze and articles for feminine use.
The results from all commercial products detected 85% glyphosate and 62% AMPA (metabolite or derivative of glyphosate). Almost 100% of the cotton produced in Argentina is transgenic and glyphosate applications are made while the cocoon is open."
“The report left us shocked……”
said Dr. Medardo Ávila Vázquez. “We had focused our attention on the presence of glyphosate in food…..
……but did not think the products we use in all hospitals and health centers in the country to cure patients are contaminated with a carcinogenic product".
Glyphosate is a known cancer-causing chemical.
The World Health Organization has classified it as "probably carcinogenic," and many other studies clearly link it to an endocrine disruption process that leads to cancer.
The EPA conspired with Monsanto for decades to deceive the public into thinking glyphosate was harmless, even after knowing the molecule was extremely dangerous.
It is inarguable that the human vagina readily absorbs chemicals found in tampons.
When those tampons are made from GMO cotton, the vast majority of cotton that's commercially grown [in the USA]
…. they almost always contain glyphosate that gets absorbed through vaginal walls and enters the bloodstream.
This means that even beyond glyphosate contamination in food…..
…….women must now consider the possibility that they are being poisoned from glyphosate in the vagina via genetically modified cotton used in tampons and other hygiene products.
Why you should only use organic feminine hygiene products…
The only sure way to avoid GMOs in your vagina is to source certified organic feminine hygiene products made from organic cotton or other organic materials.
It's easy for consumers to forget that their blue jeans are made from GMO cotton saturated with glyphosate… or that the cotton gauze in their first aid kits are also made with GMO cotton and glyphosate.
In fact, even cotton swabs and cotton balls are usually GMO
So if you really want to stop putting Monsanto in your vagina (or your ears, nose and other place in your body)
……you'll need to meticulously source organic, non-GMO products for such needs.
UPDATE 7.29/15 – Glyphosate now being found in "Organic" Panty Liners read more
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