Her feminine hygiene products may be poisoning you.
According to a study by the University of La Plata in Argentina, 85% of tampons, cotton and health products tested contained glyphosate. What does this mean?
Glyphosate has been linked to the risk of fertility problems in women, such as infertility, miscarriages and birth defects.
It is the main ingredient in the popular “Roundup” herbicide Monsanto. It is also in the list of carcinogenic chemicals from the World Health Organization.
According to Dr. Damian Marino, principal investigator of the study: “Eighty-five percent of all samples tested positive for glyphosate and 62 percent for the AMPA, which is the metabolite of the environment, but for cotton, sterile cotton gauze figure was 100 percent […] “
“The result of this research is very serious, when cotton or gauze to heal wounds or uses personal hygiene is used, thinking they are sterilized products, and the results show that they are contaminated with probably carcinogenic substance “said Dr. Medardo Ávila Vazquez, president of the 3rd National Congress of Physicians for fumigated Communities.
Surprisingly, the purpose of the study was no evidence of glyphosate. The researchers were curious about what chemicals sprayed by planes away can spread. This method is often used in commercial agriculture to quickly spraying pesticides or herbicides on crops.
Initially, the group was only interested in trying feminine hygiene products. Gasa was not meant to be part of the target group.
“There is a basic premise in research that when complete will test ahead goal we have to contrast it with something ‘clean’, so we chose a sterile gauze for medical use, found in pharmacies,” he said.
“So I went to buy a sterile gauze, opened the packages, analyzed and it was no big surprise: We found glyphosate Our first thought was that we had done something wrong, so I threw it all away and bought new gauze, he analyzed and found again glyphosate. “
Products available in the US They are not much better. In 2014, 96 percent of cotton produced in the US was genetically modified, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. This means that were designed to survive toxic chemicals. Monsanto sells these two transgenic seeds and herbicides to which they bear.
In the US, the chemical has been deemed safe and 2013. The Environmental Protection Agency recently approved US Monsanto’s application to allow higher levels of glyphosate in consumer goods. It was said that glyphosate can be “used without unreasonable risks to people or the environment.”.
However, the chemical has been linked to Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, autism and cancer. It is also partly responsible for the decrease of 90% of the total population of the monarch butterfly. That is equivalent to 900 million butterflies. How could these two facts not considered “unreasonable risk to people or the environment?”
In women care about their reproductive health, there are other options. Reusable menstrual cups made of medical grade silicone serve as a great alternative buffer. You can also find organic menstrual products not genetically modified in your local health store.