In recent decades, the market can be found a lot of means of women's intimate hygiene -tampons, pads, soap to care for the intimate area. But not everyone of us knows that many of these drugs pose a danger to our health due to the content of various chemicals.Glyphosate is one of them.
On the one hand, thanks to the means for intimate hygiene, we feel more comfortable and more confident during menstruation. But on the other side,contained in some of these means, chemical compounds can harm a woman's health.
The Agency for the Study of Nutrition and Medicines (in English, the FDA) noted that in the US from the late seventies to the early eighties, infections that arose from the use oftampons, caused the death of more than fifty women. With this information, manufacturers of intimate hygiene products are also familiar.
But soon this sad statistics was forgotten, and the alarm was considered false, explaining this serious and alarming fact by simple rumors.
Nowadays, women continue to actively use tampons and other products of women's intimate hygiene without fear.
This is due to the fact that their composition includes various synthetic fibers, in which bacteria that are deadly to our organism can be found.
Also during the use of such hygiene productsreleasing chemicals that enter the body and are harmful to health.
The most dangerous are the superabsorbent tampons Rely by the well-known producer Procter and Gamble. This company for many years preferred to turn a blind eye to complaints of consumers about this product.
In 1975, Procter and Gamble prepared a public report in which the potential danger of these tampons was recognized. The manufacturer confirmed that some tampons contained carcinogens and other compounds that could disrupt the natural microflora of the vagina.
Thus, in 1980, after years of struggle, the production of these tampons was stopped. But by that time a large number of women had already become victims of their use. The fee for convenience and comfort was high - hysterectomy and infertility.
But even today there is cause for concern
In recent years, the topic of toxicity of tampons has again become relevant.People who are not indifferent to their health can not avoid this issue.
For example, in the United States, more than 3, 00 tons of pesticides are used annually in the production of cotton. The area of cotton plantations is 1 million acres.
But this is not all the disturbing information. In the future, cotton is bleached with the help of chlorine, as a result of which various toxins appear, for example, organochlorine compounds..
The latter includes dioxin - one of the most famous toxins.
85% of women's intimate hygiene products contain glyphosate
Today (to be more precise - in 2015) it was found thatmeans of intimate feminine hygiene continue to conceal in themselves many dangers to the health of women.
So, for example, more than half of the "Roundup" fertilizers used in the production of genetically modified cotton include such a chemical compound as glyphosate.
The research team of the National University of La Plata, led by Damian Marino, recently released the results of its study.
Scientists reported thatin 85% of cotton means of female intimate hygiene, traces of glyphosate. But these products can be found on the shelves of any shops and pharmacies.
During the study, specialists purchased various products in pharmacies and stores in the region: cotton buds, bandages and women's intimate hygiene products.
As a result, it was found that 85% of these products contained glyphosate, and 62% - its derivatives.
According to Dr. Medardo Avila Vasquez, one of the participants in the study, they did not expect such a result.
"The purpose of our study was to identify the presence of glyphosate in food. We even could not imagine that this substance can be found in products used to treat patients in all hospitals in the country.
You just think - for the care of patients use means that contain carcinogens. We believe that the authorities should immediately comment on the current situation. "
Women's Intimate Hygiene: Are There Alternatives?
Undoubtedly, if you do not want to expose your health to an unjustified risk,it will be better to abandon the use of such tools. But on the other hand, each of us wants to feel comfort and comfort during menstruation.
While these goods continue to be widely available, we still haveone way out is to purchase funds made from organic cotton, and goods that do not contain dangerous chemical substances. For example, menstrual cups or liners made of cloth.
Gynecologists advise to treat carefully the bacterial flora of the vagina, avoiding washing the intimate area with the use of aggressive products, as well as syringing.