Briefly Noted

It’s time to nix tampons, invest in menstrual cups

By Staff

Ingredients used to make tampons are not regulated by the FDA. The cotton is typically bleached and not organic. This means you are inserting lists of unknown chemicals and toxins into your body. And you’ll absorb them. The lining of the vagina absorbs 10-80 times as much chemicals as the mouth does.

If not wanting to shove toxins into the most sacred part of your body isn’t motivating you, maybe the impact on our landfills will. Women throw away 11-16,000 tampons in their lifetimes along with the plastic applicators and wrappera. That’s money you are spending and throwing away every month.

Invest in a menstrual cup. Today there is a huge market for various shapes, sizes and even colors. You’ll never run out of the menstrual cup. You’ll never forget to bring extra to work. It is truly the lazy girl’s way to have a period! You can leave the cup in for up to 10 hours, which means you can wait until you are back in the comfort of your own home to take it out and clean it.

As we ride this third wave of feminism it is important that we keep our personal health and the health of the planet at the front of our minds. Friends shouldn’t let friends shove toxins up inside themselves.

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This article was originally published on April 1, 2018.