Ditch Your Tampons For Sustainable Cycles

Ditch Your Tampons For Sustainable Cycles

Green Future

Shayla Brooks

April 11, 2017

“Chemicals used to grow the cotton that turns into tampons is a problem for the planet — and our bodies. The non-organic cotton used in most tampons and pads is sprayed with more than 55 million pounds of pesticides and chemicals each year, some of which ends up in the finished product.

Dioxins, bleach, pesticide residue, and fragrance chemicals are all present in tampons, leading to exposure concerns including cancer, reproductive harm, and allergic rashes, according to Women’s Voices For The Earth, a non-profit dedicated to eliminating chemicals that pose health risks to women.”

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