Femcare Industry Sells Toxic Products for Your Hygiene Needs

Holy Hormones Journal: Here is another great product developed for women to be light and carefree – wearing white swimsuits, playing us-tampon-sales-via-different-sales-channels-in-2010-and-2011tennis – riding a white horse into the sunset or jumping into the surf in her white bikini – thanks to the manufacturers who have made our lives so fresh, clean and easy.  And once again , we believed the marketing and once again we were duped.

And now we are seeing a rise in ‘gynecological cancers’. Yes, a new term on the market – for a whole new set of diseases that are probably caused by the femcare products millions of women purchase.

According to the CDC: When cancer starts in a woman’s reproductive organs, it is called gynecologic cancer. The five main types of gynecologic cancer are: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. (A sixth type of gynecologic cancer is the very rare fallopian tube cancer.)

I do not remember Grandma telling us that inserting a chemical filled absorbent material wrapped in plastic (that always reminded me of a penis) would be good for our health. It is interesting to note the rise in these types of cancers developed after tampons and sanitary napkins came on the market.

Once again – the industry that has our best interest in mind – profits from our vaginas not only from toxic femcare products but then through
toxic med care for the gynecological cancers they cause. Our reproductive organs have become a cash cow from puberty to menopause.

If you are interested in an alternative check out the organic Love Moon pads.

What’s in a Toxic Tampon?

Ecowatch
July 16, 2014

A groundbreaking report produced last year by Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE)  The report also kicked off a campaign targeting Proctor & Gamble, makers of Tampax and Always, to disclose the ingredients in their tampons and pads.

Now, eight months later, WVE takes a look at those ingredients after acquiring public patent documents held by Proctor & Gamble (U.S. Patent #6,840,927).

While tampon manufacturers might list the main components in their products—such as “rayon and/or cotton fiber, polyethylene overwrap, cotton cord, cardboard applicator”—the patent documents reveal a number of additional chemicals that could be added to tampons.

Why are these chemicals of such concern? Tampons, which are used by up to 85 percent of menstruating women, “are not just your average cosmetics because they are used on an exceptionally sensitive and absorbent part of a woman’s body,” said Alexandra Scranton, WVE’s director of science and research. “Despite the widespread use of tampons by numerous women, relatively little research has been conducted to assess the health impacts of chemical exposure from these products.”

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.