Many tampons on the market are using dangerous toxins in their product and once inserted into the body release deadly agents that can prove fatal for some trusting users.
Are you aware:
That the majority of tampons are made from rayon or rayon-cotton blends. Rayon is commonly chlorine-bleached, and an absorbent fibre which rapidly absorbs menstrual blood but at the same time can also dry out the natural protective mucous lining of the vagina.
Experts at Natracare, who create 100% organic cotton tampons, spoke on the matter:
“Dioxin, a toxic carcinogen, is a by-product of all chlorine bleaching methods and is also found throughout the environment in varying levels as a by-product of pesticide spraying and pollution from incinerators.
Dioxin has been found to collect in the fatty tissues of animals, including humans and should, therefore, be a real concern for women. Published scientific reports have shown that evidence is growing that even low levels of dioxins may be linked to cancer, endometriosis, low sperm counts and immune system suppression. Considering a woman may use as many as 11,000 tampons in her lifetime, she may be subjecting herself to additional dioxin exposure.”
Everyone is questioning why this is not being made aware to women on the packaging before purchase. Many of us are confident in the fact that market tampons are safe for our bodies, because no warnings have been issued by the health sector.
Another worry absorbing these toxins into our bodies, is Toxic Shock SyndromeÂ (TSS).Â The material in the tampon can produce StaphylococcusaureusÂ bacteria and this leads to toxic shock.
If this bacteria is not destroyed by the antibodies in our bloodstream thenÂ TSSÂ can occur. Some symptoms are: Sudden fever (102 F or more) and vomiting, diarrhea, fainting or near fainting when standing up, dizziness, and a rash that looks like a sunburn. It can also be fatal.
The use of Tampons are also a health hazard to our environment. Billions of tampons a year get flushed into our water-system, polluting our oceans and causing toxic waste. It is also a major concern for our wildlife, as the pollution in our waters are killing off beautiful sea mamals because of our actions.
Recently a BBC documetary showed the effect of our waste. Whales when they die are treated as toxic waste because their bodies have absorbed dangerously high levels of our pollution filled with man-made fibers, such as tampons.
Companies are successfully creating alternatives to this problem. TheÂ menstrual cup has been developed as a safe way for a women to have her period, no toxins involved, no toxic pollution waste and it can save each woman Â£1000.