The average woman uses anywhere from 11,000 to more than 16,000 tampons in her lifetime. In addition to that, many regularly use sanitary pads. But did you know that these products can be a major source of toxic exposure?
Phthalates — which give paper tampon applicators that smooth feel and finish — are known to dysregulate gene and hormone expression.
Manufacturers of tampons and sanitary pads are not required to disclose the ingredients used because feminine hygiene products are considered "medical devices," and the contents are proprietary.
That said, most tampons contain a blend of cotton, rayon, and synthetic fibers. Today, most cotton is genetically engineered (GE), and while the risks are unknown, inserting GE cotton into your vagina several times every month is likely no different than ingesting GMO food.
For all we know it may be worse, considering the fact that the vaginal wall is highly permeable, allowing GMO proteins direct access into the bloodstream. Pesticide contamination is another concern, as is the addition of any number of undisclosed chemicals and byproducts from the manufacturing process.
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