Your Feminine hygiene products may be poisoning you
Conventional tampons and sanitary pads are bleached using chlorine dioxide which is technically “chlorine-free,” but the process produces dioxins as a byproduct released into the environment.
According to the US EPA, dioxin exposure causes cancer in lab animals and also poses a high risk to humans.
Conventional tampons also contain pesticides.
According to the Mayo Clinic:
“Researchers don’t know exactly how tampons may cause toxic shock syndrome. Some believe that when superabsorbent tampons are left in place for a long time, the tampons become a breeding ground for bacteria.
Others have suggested that the superabsorbent fibers in the tampons can scratch the surface of the vagina, making it possible for bacteria or their toxins to enter the bloodstream.”
Most tampons and pads that women use each and every month contain cotton, which is the most heavily sprayed crop grown.
Cotton crops make up just 2.4 percent of the world’s land, but each year a whopping $2 billion is spent on pesticides to spray this one crop.
Tampons and pads often contain odour neutralizers and other artificial fragrances containing a chemical soup of artificial colours, polyester, adhesives, polyethylene (PET), polypropylene, and propylene glycol (PEG).
All these have been linked to hormone disruption, cancer, birth defects, dryness, and infertility.
Stop and think about the tampons and sanitary pads we use in and on our bodies every month.
Feminine hygiene products are often considered “medical devices” by governments so tampon and sanitary pad manufacturers are not required to disclose the ingredients.
The average American woman may use up to 16,800 tampons in her lifetime – or as many as 24,360 if she’s on hormone replacement therapy.
In addition, women often use countless sanitary pads in place of, or in addition to tampons.
After having a baby, many women also use countless maternity and nursing pads.
It is frightening to think about how much we may have poisoned ourselves throughout our lifetime.
Healthy alternatives to conventional sanitary products
Do not despair, there are products available which are not only non-toxic, but which positively improve your health.
Negative ions have long been know to promote health and well-being. Many people use negative ion generators to improve the air quality in homes and offices.
Now you can get sanitary products which emit negative ions (anions) while you are wearing them.
The benefits are many. Anions kill bacteria and fight infection.
See what you can do to improve your lifestyle with healthy and safe intimate care products.