Did you know that the average woman will use 10,000 -11,000 tampons or pads in her life, most of which are loaded with dangerous cancer causing ingredients such as dioxins, rayon, pesticides, and chlorine?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides almost no regulation of menstrual products. Tampons, pads and menstrual cups are considered “medical devices” by the FDA and are not subject to ingredient labeling. Thus, a full list of ingredients used in these products are almost never disclosed.
No labeling or regulation means anything goes when it comes to making feminine products, even if its chemicals known to cause cancer.
In fact, multiple testings of tampons and menstrual pads have found pesticide residue, parabens and phthalates linked to hormone disruption, different carcinogens including styrene and chloroform.
This is a sad reality as millions and millions of women use feminine-hygiene products on one of the most sensitive and absorptive parts of their bodies each month. But instead of supporting their health, companies like Always use toxic, dangerous ingredients.
In testing, Always menstrual pads and pantyliners in particular were found to contain these toxic ingredients, including the following:
- Styrene: carcinogen
- Chloromethane: reproductive toxicant
- Glyphosate: carcinogen
- Chloroethane: carcinogen
- Chloroform: carcinogen, reproductive toxicant, neurotoxin
- Acetone: irritant.
The estimated exposure doses of phthalates, parabens, and bisphenols through the dermal absorption pathway from the use of pads, panty liners, and tampons are scary. (study)
Start using certified organic feminine hygiene products. Once you make the switch, you will never look back.
Choose brands that are 100% transparent about the ingredients that go into making their products, their manufacturing practices, and their employment ethics.
Top: The Organic Project (find it here)
Organic day and night pads, tampons, and panty liners. Their pads contain:
- 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton top sheet and absorbent core
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