Toxins are in our air, water, food, soil and products.
As consumers we have to do our research.
- GMO seeds are necessary in conventional cotton farming. The land used to grow cotton has not increased over the years, yet our cotton yield has increased by 300%.
- Seeds are treated with fungicides and insecticides.
- Once planted, synthetic fertilizers aid in the growing process.
- Weeds and pests are controlled with herbicides, insecticides and pesticides.
- Finally, we harvest the cotton and use more toxic chemicals to remove the leaves.
Let’s do a little experiment:
Go grab one of your tampons (trust me you won’t want to use them anymore after this). Unwrap it and place it in a glass of water. After it absorbs the water, remove it, and watch all the remaining fibers floating in the water. These toxin-laced fibers are hanging out in your uterus each time you use a tampon.
- The use of viscous rayon (the only rayon allowed in tampons) has the ability to amplify toxins to some extent.
- In the US, we spray more than one billion tons of pesticides and herbicides on cotton crops yearly.
Bonus to buying organic tampons:The lowest risk of developing Toxic Shock Syndrome is with the use of all cotton tampons.
As of now the FDA does not require testing for toxic levels of chemicals in tampons and does not require package warnings.
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