85% of Tampons Contain Cancer Causing Toxins
Beauty might be skin deep, but toxins applied topically can affect your whole body health.
When you rub products on the skin they are absorbed immediately into the cells. Transdermal medications, like hormone creams, depend on this fact.
The skin around your lady garden is particularly permeable – not to mention inside your vagina. So it’s vital that you take us much consideration when choosing feminine care products (wipes, tampons, pads, lube… ahem coconut oil) as you do when you’re shopping for groceries.
After all, the average woman uses 16,800 tampons in her lifetime!
In October last year a shocking report revealed that 85 per cent of tampons contain glyphosate.
This chemical is used in Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, and is a known carcinogen. That might sound vague, but the research is far from it.
So how does this chemical make its way into the pastel-coloured pack of tampons on the pharmacy shelf?
In the US, farmers sprayed 2.6 billion pounds of Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide on U.S. agricultural land between 1992 and 2012, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Even if the tampons you use are free from glyphosate, they are likely to contain bleach, perfumes and other synthetic ingredients unless you buy organic – like Natra care, which use certified organic 100% cotton and sustainably-sourced natural, plant based materials. You can buy them here on our market place.
For the adventurous – and super eco conscious – you could try these cute re-usable bamboo pads. Or Moon Cups from Boots instead of tampons.