It Is Time To Choose Tampons More Carefully: More Than 80% Of All Tampons Can Cause Cancer!
According to a recent research conducted by Dr. Damian Marino at La Plata University in Argentina, more than 80% of all tampons available on the market contain Monsanto’s glyphosphate, while approximately 60% of them scored positive when tested for AMPA, unlike sterile cotton and gauze where there is none. The World’s Health Organization classified glyphosphate as one of the most perilous herbicides that can cause cancer, but despite of it, this component is still present in nearly all cotton hygiene products.
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More than 60% of all tested products contained aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), which is a dangerous glyphosphate derivate that should not be present in hygiene products. Unfortunately, most of the examined feminine care products, wipes, cotton swabs and gauzes contained a large amount of it.
Once done with the research, Dr. Marino presented his results to Buenos Aires’s Third National Congress of Doctors, expressing his concerns about AMPA concentrations dominating raw cotton products (13 parts of glyphosphate per billion). In gauze, on the other hand, there was no AMPA, but there were 17 parts glyphosphate per billion.
Having in mind that both gauze and cotton are used for personal hygiene and healing wounds, it is not a pleasant thing to know that they have a carcinogenic substance inside.
Producers believed they’ve solved the issue by producing genetically modified cotton that is able to resist glyphosphate, but once the bud is opened, condensed glyphosphate goes directly into the product, and our body is directly exposed to it. As you probably know, glyphosphate is among the key ingredients of popular weed killers such as Monsanto’s RoundUp. As it was explained in a US Geological survey, the country’s farmed spayed more than 2.5 billion pounds of it between 1990 and 2010 to help cotton grow, and the tendency of adopting such modification is only going upwards for cotton and products we actually eat (corn and soybean in particular).
Women’s Voices for the Earth published another similar report in 2013, expressing concerns about this disturbance, and calling doctors to stop ignoring the production of unhealthy feminine care and cosmetic products. Alongside tampons where glyphosphate is very common, this harmful ingredient can be found in hair dyes, preservatives, fragrances, pesticides, and many more.