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Toxic Tampons, Women's Health

I know, its a touchy subject. And I know every man on my page is about to flip out thinking I am talking about periods. But if you are a man and you love women, you may want to keep this in mind for your beloved significant other on your next run to the store for her. It’s a scary thought to think about. The rise in the number of women with cervical, ovarian, breast and uterine cancers. We are losing women at astounding numbers. Here is something many of us don’t think twice about…tampons and pads. Most of the cotton production in the country is sprayed with dangerous and harmful chemicals. While organic products are not very commonplace in stores in the United States, it goes without saying that making the switch could be very beneficial for women’s health if you can find them.  Whole Foods has a great selection and quite a variety.

An estimated 94 percent of the cotton in the U.S. is genetically modified according to the USDA, and likely contains a considerable amount of glyphosate which is the dangerous herbicide sprayed onto our crops by the ever so horrifying Monsanto. Glyphosate is a dangerous chemical that doesn’t disappear from the environment easily. It has been known to stay in the bones after passing through gut walls of animals exposed to it for years to come. Not to my surprise when researching Glyphosate, I realized one government agency in particular, has deemed Glyphosate use safe. Do not let this fool you. If you take just a few minutes of your time and research this toxin you will know there is no way on earth this should be entering our bodies.  We are taught the dangers of GMO foods daily, yet still overpass the thought of putting GMO cotton in the most sacred place in our bodies.  We need to really take responsibility for our overall health, we need to think deeper.

Changing to organic tampons and pads should be at the top of your list when starting on your organic journey ladies.  Good news is they are inexpensive (tampon pack of 16 for an average cost of around $6).  Below are some brands that I have used and have proven good quality.

  • Azalea

  • NatraCare

  • Seventh Generation

  • Organic Essentials

  • Honest Company

Organic pads and tampons

  • 100% organic cotton

  • fragrance free

  • glyphosate free

  • chlorine free

  • hypoallergenic

  • pH compatible

  • cardboard recyclable applicator when present

  • plastic applicators, when present, are phthalate-free and Honest Company’s are 90%+ plant-based

  • woven cord, no glue

  • also made without: rayon, polyester, deodorants, adhesives, pesticide residues, chlorine dioxide processing, polypropylene, polyethylene (in tampon), myreth-3-myristate, synthetic zeolites, alcohol ethoxylates, glycerol, glycerol esters, polysorbate-20, or antibacterial agents



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