The video below might have a shocking title about tampons, but it is provocative for all the right reasons. A recent study found that most cotton hygienic products are contaminated with glyphosate from pesticides – what does that mean for the personal care products that are closest to you?
When most people think of GMO crops, they forget that Monsanto boasts of America’s massive cotton acreage – much of it deep in the heart of Texas. Even though cotton isn’t digested, it is still a consumer product with which we come into close contact.
Glyphosate-soaked cotton is a seriously negative thing to place in such a sensitive, absorptive area of the body – one that women usually take such care to protect.
Not to mention, what of the transgenic material of the GMO itself? What does a GM cotton tampon do to the precious microbiome of female reproductive health? See more about the study and the author’s points after the video.
…a new study at the University of La Plata found just that: 85% of cotton products like gauze, cotton balls, swabs, pads, wipes, etc. tested positive for glyphosate. Another 62% tested positive for its environmental metabolite AMPA, which has been found to potentially be 1,000 times more toxic in the body. Gauze samples tested positive 100% of the time.
Via Infobae (keep in mind this page was translated into English from an Argentinian news source.)
“The result of this research is very serious. When you use cotton or gauze to heal wounds or personal use hygienic, does thinking they are sterilized products, and results that are contaminated with a carcinogenic substance,” said pediatrician Vazquez Medardo Avila.
The author points out that over 90% of cotton in the U.S. comes from GM cotton made to withstand extra dousing of glypohsate.
A Few Ways to Combat GMO Tampons
- Sensitive women will notice an immediate difference by switching to organic tampons – seriously.
- Pads are healthier as they do not stop the flow of other matter that is supposed to leave the self-cleaning uterus each month. You can useorganic disposables, but consider using washable and reusable pads that save money too.
- Cups are great too because they work like tampons but allow the same flow as pads. They are virtually leak-proof and can be washed and reused too.
- Did you know that you can make your own tampons? You can, by cutting all natural sponge. Then, you can either dispose of them, or wash and reuse.
Did any of this information make you wonder about cotton clothing? If possible, switch to organic cotton clothing, bedding and sheets. We believe sensitive people will notice a difference – a great relief, even!
This article was republished with permission from Natural Blaze.
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