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Why Organic Cotton for Womens Hygiene Products?

Published : 03/6/2017 23:01:03
Categories : Health

The benefits of organic versus conventional are numerous, and many of us are aware of this when it comes to the foods we ingest. However many of us fail to consider the clothes we wear, the products surrounding the home, and what's we're physically putting inside our body each month. 

  • Most tampons and pads are bleached with chlorine, which leads to a toxic byproduct called dioxin (a known carcinogen and hormone disruptor)
  • 26% of the worldÂ’s pesticide is sprayed on cotton. These pesticides have been shown to affect the health of wildlife and humans in a devastating way from infertility, hormonal imbalance, even cancer. In third world countries, up to 70% of farm workers are children aged 5-15 and many involved in spraying these potentially cancer-causing chemicals onto the cotton that your tampons are made from.
  • These toxic pesticides are still present on the cotton that you're putting into your body
  • The vagina is one of the most asborbent parts of the human body
  • One standard pack of sanitary pads (which are made from syntehtic plastics derived from petroleum), uses the same amount of plastic as four carry bags.

If you're still not convinced. read some of the key arguments from the people at ground zero, crafting these amazing products....

FROM TOM ORGANIC (Organic Cotton Womens Hygiene Products)

"Many of us are quick to read the ingredient list on the foods we buy, yet we don’t often think about what is in the products we use on our bodies. It may come as a surprise to learn that most feminine hygiene products are made from synthetics like rayon and polyester, and that the cotton has been grown using pesticides. TOM products are unique in that they’re made from pure organic cotton. They’re softer, breathable and more gentle on the skin, which is important given pads and tampons come into direct contact with one of the most absorbent, delicate parts of a woman’s body.

“The environment is in us, not outside us. The trees are our bloodstream. We are all interconnected, and what you do to the environment, ultimately you will do to yourself.”

Organic tampons and pads decompose much faster than conventional products. Plus, organic cotton ensures we’re keeping synthetic pesticides, chemicals and genetically modified materials out of the air, water and soil. By choosing TOM Organic you’re giving a little bit of love back to the planet." http://tomorganic.com/au/our-story/why-organic/

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