Although I did know that feminine care products can contain synthetic fibers, fragrances, dyes, and deodorants that pose health risks (see video below from 2010), an article entitled, "Argentinian Study: Tampons, Sanitary Pads and Sterile Gauze Contaminated with Probable Carcinogen Glyphosate" really got my attention.
I've been an organic consumer for many years which helps minimize exposure to GMO's and Glyphosate -- an active ingredient in Monsanto's RoundUp that has been linked to a variety of health challenges. Before reading about the Argentinian study I never gave it much thought, but it makes total sense that Glysophate would be in cotton personal care products since cotton is primarily a GM crop.
Frankly, I have little if any faith in those three-letter organizations like WHO, FDA and CDC. I prefer independent research, common sense (aka "uncommon sense") and good old fashioned gut instinct which tells me to stay away from GMO's and Glysophate containing products as much as possible.
According to the University of La Plata, Argentina study, "One hundred percent of the raw cotton and sterile cotton gauze contained glyphosate (a probably carcinogenic herbicide according to the World Health Organization) . . . Cotton swabs, wipes, tampons and sanitary pads were also found to contain glyphosate . . . . 85% of all samples tested positive for glyphosate but in the case of cotton and sterile cotton gauze the figure was 100%.”
“The result of this research is very serious, when you use cotton or gauze to heal wounds or for personal hygiene uses, thinking they are sterilized products, and the results show that they are contaminated with a probably carcinogenic substance,” leading expert Dr. Medardo Avila Vazquez stated after the results were announced in Buenos Aires."
Read full article here.
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