Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Zoey Sky
While there are various feminine products on the market, not many women are aware that some of them contain toxins. What’s a girl to do when the very thing that is supposed to make her monthly period easier to bear actually contains dangerous chemicals that can cause health problems?
Even if periods only happen for a week every month in a woman’s life, that still amounts to at least 30 reproductive years that a woman uses pantyliners, pads and/or tampons. These products have direct contact with the vaginal mucous membranes that are highly absorbent. The vaginal area has a lot of blood vessels and lymphatic vessels, which can easily send chemicals it comes into contact with to a woman’s body via the circulatory system.
While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates these products, pads and tampons are considered medical devices. However, the FDA doesn’t regulate the cosmetic industry or other chemical-laden products too strictly. Remember, anything that the FDA deems safe enough for public use isn’t always 100 percent safe.
Since the products are sold as medical devices, the companies that make them don’t need to reveal everything about the ingredients. Toxin exposure via unexpected sources, like feminine products, may still greatly affect your health. (Related: Yes, women are being poisoned by toxic chemicals from feminine hygiene products.)
Feminine products not labeled as organic can contain the toxins listed below:
Since women use them for at least 30 years, they’re exposed to these toxins for the duration of their periods. These can often result in dangers like:
By switching to organic alternatives, you can avoid toxins. Organic feminine products are more expensive than non-organic versions, but they’re worthy investments. These natural alternatives don’t use bleach, and some of them are even reusable and washable, completely eliminating waste.
Consider switching to these organic and safer alternatives. Aside from ensuring your safety, these products allow you to reduce the waste that you produce every month. If you’re worried about the additional cost, remember that your health is worth more than toxic feminine products.
Read more articles about the toxins in personal hygiene products and how to avoid them at WomensHealth.news.
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