Attention ladies! Choose your feminine hygiene products wisely. These products come in contact with the most intimate part of your body where the skin is the thinnest. The toxic chemicals found in tampons and sanitary pads are absorbed through your skin directly into your bloodstream and circulated throughout your body leading to possible health risks. .
THE RISKS OF TOXIC FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS
The fibers of feminine hygiene products are commonly bleached with chlorine. Chlorine bleaching results in the toxic by product, dioxin. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has cited dioxin to be a serious public health threat. Some studies have linked dioxin to suppression of the immune system, disruption of the hormonal and endocrine system, and abnormal tissue growth in the abdomen and reproductive organs.
Feminine hygiene products can also contain plasticizing chemicals such as BPA (bisphenol-A) and BPS (bisphenol-S). These chemicals are known hormone disruptors. They have also been linked to cancer.
CHOOSE A SAFE PRODUCT
Avoid the risks by choosing feminine hygiene products that are chlorine-free and organic. Safe feminine hygiene products from brands, such as Seventh Generation, can be found in most health food stores.