Tampons and pads affecting your body? Fix that – See this | AWAYION BEAUTY

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Have you wondered if your tampons and pads are making you sick? Only to look at your phone and forget what you were wondering?

Confused? I understand (*wink).

SUPER AWESOME SIDE NOTE: According to researchers, feminine care product ingredients are not listed on any label — so you won’t know what could make you sick. And researchers say companies making feminine care products don’t have to tell you what’s in them. Spooky, huh?

What can you do?

In this post, discover how to tell if your tampons and pads are harmless. Because every girl deserves to be healthy.

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TL: DR A quick post glance:

  1. Your vagina absorbs what… ?
  2. Potential unhealthy chemicals in tampons and pads
  3. Fix that… go organic

Sound smelly? Okay, Ladies. Let’s start

1. Your vagina absorbs what… ?

Your vagina absorbs, and no, I am not joking. Ranging up to 65% (or more) of the products you put there can get absorbed — by your vagina.

You wear feminine products against your skin, the largest organ in your body, and it’s extraordinarily permeable — especially the delicate skin in and around the vagina. So placing products on your skin is like devouring it (Are Your Tampons & Pads Affecting Your Hormones? — SHE CHANGES EVERYTHING, 2020).

The chemicals in these products affect your health as a woman, and knowing if they are unhealthy is a must.

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2. Potential unhealthy chemicals in tampons and pads

Knowing your vagina absorbs, you must research the chemicals found in your non-organic tampons and pads. So you can make a healthy decision about using them.

Here is a brief list of chemicals found in your non-organic tampons and pads from shechangeseverything.com:

Parabens: Used as preservatives. (Manufacturers use Parabens – found in personal lubricants and in food.) Parabens have a chemical structure like estrogen. Meaning they can mimic the effects of estrogen in your body. Think massive hormone disrupter and it’s linked to breast cancer.

Perfume and fragrances (Phalates): Some companies add: odor neutralizers and fragrances, artificial colors, polyester, adhesives, polyethylene (PET), polypropylene and propylene glycol (PEG), and more into your non-organic tampons and pads. Researchers link these types of chemicals to hormone disruption.

Plastic: Researchers say one non-organic sanitary pad has the equivalent of four plastic bags in it. At that, non-organic pads can add harmful plastic chemicals into your bloodstream.

Chlorine and other potentially toxic materials: Companies use chlorine to bleach the wood pulp and cotton. This can create toxic dioxin and other disinfection-by-products (DBPs) such as trihalomethane. Researchers have linked dioxin exposure to cancer.

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3. Fix that… go organic

Going organic with your tampons and pads is a great way to prevent your vagina from absorbing harmful chemicals — and sickness. The benefits of staying healthy and more by wearing organic tampons and pads aren’t too shabby.

For starters, organic cotton lasts longer compared to regular cotton and it can help you keep good hygiene. Why? These organic products omit the mix of plastic, cotton, and other untested elements in non-organic pads that don’t make them last long.

Next, non-organic pads contain plastic resulting in skin irritation and allergic reactions. By using organic pads, your skin can breathe better and you can prevent allergic reactions.

Last but not least, you escape the chlorine bleaching found in non-organic tampons and pads. The bleach in non-organic pads exposes you to high levels of dioxins resulting in skin lesions and liver problems. So, make sure your organic pad label says “unbleached” (Are Your Tampons & Pads Affecting Your Hormones? — SHE CHANGES EVERYTHING, 2020).

That said, go organic ladies!

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Major Takeaways

You now know how to tell if your tampons and pads are harmless.

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SHE CHANGES EVERYTHING. 2020. Are Your Tampons & Pads Affecting Your Hormones? — SHE CHANGES EVERYTHING. [online] Available at: <https://www.shechangeseverything.com/blog/2018/11/8/are-your-tampons-and-pads-making-you-sick> [Accessed 28 September 2020].