Alright ladies, let's talk tampons. And guys if you have an important woman (or women) in your life tag them so can be informed too. Because this is IMPORTANT!
Most Conventional "Tambrands" (the generic term for Tampax, Playtex et al) and pads, are not made of 100% cotton, but made from a blend of bleached cotton and/or synthetic products, such as rayon, viscose and plastic. Yes. Bleach.
And the cotton that they do contain is conventional meaning it is sprayed to hell with pesticides and herbicides. These pesticide residues (& bleach) are absorbed straight into your bloodstream. Exposure to these dangerous chemicals is becoming a huge problem that endocrinologists are starting to warn their patients about. Exposure to these toxins disrupt our endocrine system - meaning they disrupt our natural hormone levels and functions- Hello acne, PMS & cancer- just to name a few issues.
Ever find that you have issues with soreness, inflammation, discharge & thrush?? The polypropylene, perfume and bleach in conventional tampons could be to blame for that.
Another major concern is TSS. A deadly syndrome brought about by the usage of tampons. The toxin that causes TSS grows in the environment created inside the body around a tampon. What goes into a tampon and how long it is left in the body are both major contributing factors. "The bottom line is that you can get TSS with synthetic tampons but not with an all-cotton tampon," says Dr Tierno, professor of microbiology at New York University Medical School.
Ladies, I tell you this not to scare you but to inform you. It's better to know so you can make informed choices about how to keep your body healthy.
So what do you do???????? Buy 100% cotton Organic Tampons. Brands I like: Natracare & Seventh Generation. Or reusable cups such as The Diva Cup.
I know organic tampons can be expensive, but they are worth your health and your life. (Can I get a #worthit) I buy mine at a MAJOR discount ($3.99) on Thrive Market. If you click on my link in my profile you can get 25% on your first order too!