Conventional tampons contain pesticides: a whopping $2 billion is spent annually on pesticides to spray cotton crops.
Dr. Joseph Mercola (NY Times Best Selling Author); Women Beware: Most Feminine Hygiene Products Contain Toxic Ingredients; May 22nd, 2013
A World Health Organization report indicates that within two hours of a woman putting on traditional pads, about 107 different germs develop per cubic centimeter on the surface area of the pad. When pressure is applied on the pad through sitting, because paper is not absorbent enough, the pad allows a “back flow” of the blood into the woman’s reproductive system with all the germs that may have developed and the chemicals mixed with the blood possibly causing infection to the woman’s reproductive system. Not knowing what to do nor what may be happening, the woman simply takes this as normal menstrual discomfort.
Tampons and pads with odor neutralizers and artificial fragrances are virtually a chemical soup, laced with artificial colors, polyester, adhesives, polyethylene (PET), polypropylene and propylene glycol (PEG), contaminants linked to hormone disruption, cancer, birth defects, dryness and infertility.
Investigations have since proved that most menstrual sanitary pads available on the market are produced from recycled paper materials containing print ink and other chemicals which are later bleached with harmful chemicals like dioxin and chlorine.
Dr. Latronica Fisher, This Can Potentially Save Your Life: Now We Know Ladies! Part 2, Health and Wellness, Journals
Some of today’s most popular sanitary napkins have been found to emit chemicals, like styrene, chloroethane and chloroform. The World Health Organization classifies styrene as a carcinogen. And the EPA says short-term exposure to high concentrations of chloromethane can have neurological effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says high levels of exposure to chloroethane can result in lack of muscle coordination and unconsciousness.
Nadia Kounang, CNN, What’s in Your Pad or Tampon?, November 13th, 2015
THE OTHER FACTS
- The outer top layer of many of the popular store brands of sanitary napkins is made of synthetic materials, rayon, and plastics that many women complain about being overly abrasive against their sensitive area. Like sandpaper rubbing against skin.
- The color strip beneath the top layer is simply a color dye that has the tendency to bleed into the absorbency layer beneath it.
- The absorbency layer is typically made from rayon, wood pulp, recycled paper, basically landfill materials, and is taken through a process turning it into wood cellulose to give it that "fibrous look" similar to cotton. It is also usually taken through an 8-step bleaching process to turn it white. The adverse effect of this "bleaching" makes it give off a carcinogen known as "dioxin". "Dioxin" has a long laundry list of women's issues that have been attributed to dioxin exposure.
This layer does not absorb and hold a woman's flow, it just merely receives her flow and leaves women feeling wet and very uncomfortable.
-The back layer is usually plastic, which is not breathable. With a woman's flow, possible urine, and dye from the color strip, this becomes a breeding ground for bacterial growth because there is no air ventilation. Many women acquire infections and carry an odor as a result of these fluid being trapped and cutoff from air.
- Many store-bought-brands contain harmful petrochemicals.
- Tampons are not natural and inhibit the natural flow of a woman's cycle from flowing out of her body by containing it inside her body.
- Because tampons block a woman's flow inside her, this released blood flow and toxins in tampons have a tendency to be reabsorbed through her inner walls all the way into the bone.
- Tampons have been found to cause Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) in women. In some instances TSS has been fatal.
THE HARD TRUTH
Due to menstrual pain, most women are forced to rely on over-the-counter medication
It's estimated that 75% of all women will have at least one in her lifetime, and 40%-45% will have multiple cases.
Severe dysmenorrhea or pain prevents women from participating in their usual activities
Approximately 600,000 hysterectomies are performed annually in the United States, and approximately 20 million American women have had a hysterectomy.
About 10 percent of women (6.1 million) in the United States ages 15-44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CHEMICAL-FREE SANITARY NAPKINS MADE WITH NATURAL MATERIALS
The best choice for girls and women is a sanitary napkin that has no petrochemicals and other harmful VOC's (Volatile organic compounds) in it and is made from natural materials.
It would need to be soft to the touch, like cotton, when in contact with her sensitive area to avoid the typical irritations and rashes associated with cheaper but well-known brands that use super low-cost, harsh materials such as rayon.
It would also need to be highly absorbent to help a woman to
feel dry in her sensitive area so that she is comfortable and confident. It's not enough to simply catch her flow, but it needs to lock her flow away by absorbing her flow and keeping it off of her body to avoid absorption of her bodily waste through her skin.
And, it would need to provide breathability to her sensitive area to help ward off bacterial growth and infections while maintaining her flow inside the pad to prevent accidents.
Jewel Premium Sanitary Napkins are designed to do all of the above, and so much more!
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