If you are a woman, you should take the best care of your reproductive system, so instead of using tampons full of chemicals. Many women, when they have their period, they use tampons, but there are some evidences that these feminine hygiene products are poisoning women.
A study conducted by researchers from the University of La Plata, located in Argentina, revealed that 85% of tampons, cotton and sanitary products tested positive for glyphosate.
A shocking 62% also tested positive for AMPA, which is a derivative of glyphosate. GMO cotton is resilient against glyphosate and consequently, the herbicide is often sprayed on plants even when the cotton buds are open. As you can imagine, cotton is pretty absorbent and makes this practice rather problematic.
Using this hygiene products can increase the risk of fertility problems in women, such infertility, birth defects and miscarriages, and it’s all because the glyphosate contained in them.
It is the main ingredients in Monsanto’s popular “roundup” herbicide. This compound is also on the World Health Organization’s list of carcinogenic chemicals.
Also the products that are availble in America are not much better. According to the US Department of Agriculture, in 2014, 96% of cotton produced in the U.S. was genetically modified. The cotton was engineered to survive toxic chemicals. Monsanto sells both these GMO seeds and the herbicides they are meant to withstand.
Since 2013, this chemical has been considered safe in the USA. Moreover, Monsanto’s request to allow higher levels of glyphisate in consumer good was recently approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency. It was even said that glyphosate could be “used without unreasonable risks to people or the environment.”
This chemical has been linked to Parkinson’s disease, autism, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Beside this, it is responsible as well for the decline of 90% of the total population of the Monarch butterfly, which is equal to 900 million butterflies. How could these two facts not be considered “unreasonable risks to people or the environment?” We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You.