Periods suck. The only real purpose of TOM coming to visit is to let us know we’re not pregnant. Now, having a period could pose several health issues. No, seriously. This isn’t another fear mongering article online. What’s really in your pad or tampons? I never stopped to think about that because I’ve used the same two brands my entire life.
Many of you may already know this, but if you don’t, please help me raise awareness. It is of vital importance that we, as consumers, consistently remain cautious for our sisters, wives, daughters, etc.
I have been using products from Always or Stayfree since I was a teenager. Recently, I saw a viral video on Facebook and decided to look into it further. After doing solid research and a fire experiment (yes, I took a clean pad and safely burned it outdoors to confirm the residue toxins contained), I will now only buy organic feminine products. My favorite brand is L. from Target.
Brand name tampons and sanitary pads are chemically laced with carcinogenic dioxins, synthetic fibers, halogenated waste, artificial colors and dye, glyphosate, bleaching agents, polyethylene (PET) and propylene glycol (PEG) contaminants linked to hormone disruption, cancer, birth defects, skin irritation and even infertility. Don’t buy into the “absorbent”, “odor control” and “long-lasting protection” marketing. A period is a natural part of being a woman. It is nothing to be ashamed of and there are many natural ways to stay clean and comfortable during your menstrual cycle that does not involve using harmful carcinogenic products.
Share this with all the women in your life. Or, if you don’t believe me, do some research on your own. Ladies, can you imagine the years of exposure we’ve already had to cancer causing toxins, especially in such a personal and sensitive area? Manufacturers are not required to list ingredients and product information as sanitary pads are considered to be a “medical device”. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has introduced legislation nine times since 1997 that would require manufacturers to be more transparent and disclose ingredients in tampons, pads, and other feminine hygiene products. Unfortunately, the bill remains nothing more than a proposal. #StayWokeFam #Tellyourwife. #Tellyourkids.