Disclaimer: while this seems it might only apply to women, I am sharing this because the GE Cotton (BT Cotton) is also in toilet paper, band-aids, DIAPERS, toilet paper, and the list goes on. It is known that this particular GMO cotton can cause health problems AND cancer in the people who use them and they still refuse to take it off the market:
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Inform the women in your life that menstrual, band-aids, as well as diapers products contain GE Cotton known as BT COTTON. Slowly absorbing into their bodies, the pesticides and cells used to create this mutant is stripping their fertility and causing havoc on their body to one day cancer. The best information to share with all women today is that feminine products today are made with BT Cotton (Genetic Mutants or genetically altered to replicate cells with Round-up; an extremely toxic chemical Glyphosate), Rayon, Wood Pulp, and OIL. This chemical cocktail chemicals are known to affect endocrine, digestive, and death. Story at-a-glance (Emphasis ADDED) When chemicals come in contact with your skin, they are absorbed straight into your bloodstream without filtering of any kind, going directly to your delicate organs Feminine hygiene products such as tampons and sanitary pads are an oft-ignored source of a variety of potentially toxic ingredients, including genetically modified organisms and pesticides Manufacturers of tampons and sanitary pads are not required to disclose the ingredients used in their products One conventional sanitary pad contains the equivalent of about four plastic bags A number of plasticizing chemicals have been linked to endocrine disruption and disease processes associated with heart disease and cancer. Conventional tampons and pads may also contain dioxins, synthetic fibers and petrochemical additives Tampons can react with bacteria in your body to create the ideal environment for bacteria to flourish, triggering potentially fatal toxic shock syndrome (TSS)
http://www.naturallysavvy.com/andrea-donsky-co-founder-of-naturallysavvycom/a-tampon-experiment-a-picture-tells-the-tale http://www.theholykale.com/2012/04/toxic-tampons/ GMO COTTON BACTERIA IN TAMPONS, TOILET PAPER, DIAPERS, ETC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCAApI3hEMk http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/05/22/feminine-hygiene-products.aspx Naturally Savvy Sets Fire to Sanitary Pads This video is shocking! We NEED to know what is in the products that we use, inside and outside of our bodies. Thank you for this! I have signed your petition and shared it on my facebook page. Keep up the good work! http://youtu.be/4vwQpe3CCH4 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glyphosate Glyphosate has also been shown to inhibit other plant enzymes, and also has been found to affect animal enzymes. Glyphosate is absorbed through foliage. Because of this mode of action, it is only effective on actively growing plants; it is not effective in preventing seeds from germinating.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bt_cotton#Genetic_modification Glyphosate is marketed in the United States and worldwide by many agrochemical companies in different solution strengths under many tradenames: Accord, Aquaneat, Aquamaster, Bronco, Buccaneer, Campain, Clearout 41 Plus, Clear-up, Expedite, Fallow Master, Genesis Extra I, Glyfos Induce, Glypro, GlyStar Induce, GlyphoMax Induce, Honcho, JuryR, Landmaster, MirageR, Pondmaster, Protocol, Prosecutor, Ranger, Rascal, Rattler, Razor Pro, Rodeo, Roundup, I, Roundup Pro Concentrate, Roundup UltraMax, Roundup WeatherMax, Silhouette, Touchdown IQ. Manufacturers include Bayer, Dow AgroSciences, Du Pont, Cenex/Land O’Lakes, Helena, Monsanto, Platte, Riverside/Terra, and Zeneca. Genetic damage A 2009 study on mice has found that a single intraperitoneal injection of Roundup in concentration of 25 mg/kg caused chromosomal aberrations and induction of the micronuclei.
ALSO KNOW THAT THESE STUDIES WHEN FUNDED BY THE PRODUCER, WILL ONLY CREATE THE RESPONSE THE PRODUCER WANTS OR THE STUDY AND OR RESULTS ARE TRASHED, BURIED, OR HIDDEN.
False advertising The New York Times reported that in 1996, “Dennis C. Vacco, the Attorney General of New York, ordered the company to pull ads that said Roundup was “safer than table salt” and “practically nontoxic” to mammals, birds and fish. The company withdrew the spots, but also said that the phrase in question was permissible under E.P.A. guidelines.” On Fri Jan 20, 2007, Monsanto was convicted in France of false advertising of Roundup for presenting it as biodegradable, and claiming it left the soil clean after use. Environmental and consumer rights campaigners brought the case in 2001 on the basis that glyphosate, Roundup’s main ingredient, is classed as “dangerous for the environment” and “toxic for aquatic organisms” by the European Union. Monsanto appealed and the court upheld the verdict; Monsanto appealed again to the French Supreme Court, and in 2009 it also upheld the verdict. Scientific fraud On two occasions, the United States EPA has caught scientists deliberately falsifying test results at research laboratories hired by Monsanto to study glyphosate. The first incident involved Industrial Biotest Laboratories (IBT). The United States Justice Department closed the laboratory in 1978, and its leadership was found guilty in 1983 of charges of falsifying statements, falsifying scientific data submitted to the government, and mail fraud. In 1991, Don Craven, the owner of Craven Laboratories and three employees were indicted on 20 felony counts. Craven, along with fourteen employees were found guilty of similar crimes. Monsanto has stated the Craven Labs investigation was started by the EPA after a pesticide industry task force discovered irregularities, that the studies have been repeated, and that Roundup’s EPA certification does not now use any studies from Craven Labs or IBT. Some micro-organisms have a version of 5-enolpyruvoyl-shikimate-3-phosphate synthetase (EPSPS) that is resistant to glyphosate inhibition. The version used in the initial round of genetically modified crops was isolated from Agrobacterium strain CP4 (CP4 EPSPS) that was resistant to glyphosate. This CP4 EPSPS gene was cloned and transfected into soybeans. http://www.google.com/patents/US3799758 http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/stick-a-plug-in-it-organic-tampons-are-the-new-black-1249945.html
In fact, the USDA reports that US cotton farmers dump approximately 55 million pounds of pesticides into the cotton fields. Insert cancer, endometriosis, nerve system damage and immune system suppression here. This doesn’t mean you have to revert to cloth diapers, honey. But you should be careful next time you go to snag the first box of tampons at the grocery store. Tampons That Are Kind To Your Body. Go for organic cotton tampons instead. Rayon-free tampons reduce the risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), and the organic versions will decrease the risk of direct exposure from chemical pesticides and fertilizers used on traditional cotton. HBD Recommendations Seventh Generation Chlorine-Free Organic Tampons. Offering the same support, protection and comfort of traditional tampons, the leader in healthy home and lifestyle has earned their tampons the certified-organic stamp by Quality Assurance International (QAI). They are whitened without chemicals, contain no rayon, and easily fit into your purse unnoticed. 20 tampons, $5.99-$6.99.www.seventhgeneration.com Natracare Certified Organic All-Cotton Tampons. Natracare covers the gamut with chemical, dioxin, and additive-free products for women and new mothers. Their organic and all-natural line of tampons are biodegradable, and come in an applicator or non-applicator option.20 tampons, $3.99-$7.49. www.natracare.com Organic Essentials Organic 100-Percent Cotton Tampons. Yes, you can even support the local organic farmers when you’re surfing the crimson tide. Made from cotton grown on a small farm in the high plains of Texas, Organic Essentials’ tampons are 100-percent organic, non-GMO, with no synthetic chemicals, perfumes, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides or harmful bleaches. The box may look a bit outdated (think 70s hippie) but the goods inside are as new millennium as you can get. 16 tampons, $7.50.www.dwellsmart.com You will have to trek to a nearby specialty drugstore, natural food store or upscale supermarket, but your special flower will thank you later. From synthetic fibres to lethal dioxins, some sanitary products are a lot less innocent than those glossy television ads would have women believe. http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/behind_the_label/268961/behind_the_labeltampons.html http://mommyfootprint.com/genetically-modified-tampons/
Naturally Savvy sets Always Infinity and Natracare 100% organic cotton pads on fire. See what happens when they are compared side-by-side. You won’t believe it! Then, please sign our petition to ask Procter and Gamble to fully disclose the ingredients on their sanitary pads and tampons at http://www.naturallysavvy.com/pgpetition http://www.naturallysavvy.com/health-wellness/why-are-tampons-classified-as-medical-devices
Story at-a-glance (Emphasis ADDED) When chemicals come in contact with your skin, they are absorbed straight into your bloodstream without filtering of any kind, going directly to your delicate organs Feminine hygiene products such as tampons and sanitary pads are an oft-ignored source of a variety of potentially toxic ingredients, including genetically modified organisms and pesticides Manufacturers of tampons and sanitary pads are not required to disclose the ingredients used in their products One conventional sanitary pad contains the equivalent of about four plastic bags A number of plasticizing chemicals have been linked to endocrine disruption and disease processes associated with heart disease and cancer. Conventional tampons and pads may also contain dioxins, synthetic fibers and petrochemical additives Tampons can react with bacteria in your body to create the ideal environment for bacteria to flourish, triggering potentially fatal toxic shock syndrome (TSS) Um. Holy…wow. Has anyone else ever had this happen before? I just found a MOLDY TAMPON in a brand new box of Kotex Tampons. Yeah, you read that right – moldy. Straight out of the box, in it’s sealed little packaging … moldy. Bad moldy. See for yourself! Can you even BELIEVE THAT??? I am horrified! And to think, if I hadn’t accidentally popped half the tampon out of the applicator while I was getting it out of the packaging, I would have NEVER KNOWN. I am freaked right out! Makes you wonder how many times things like this happen to tampons and we don’t have a clue. Needless to say, Kotex is about to get an earful. UGGGHHHHH! So freaking gross! “Thanks for contacting us about your experience with KOTEX® SECURITY® tampons. We are very sorry that you were disappointed with your recent purchase of our product. We understand how distressing it can be to find mold on a product that is used for personal hygiene and apologize for your concern. In instances where it has been found, we conducted tests on the product involved and have found the mold to be a common environmental species that carries no health risk. The vegetative mold is similar in nature to mold on vegetables or in baked goods. You can be confident that we are diligently reviewing our manufacturing process to ensure this problem does not recur. Because our customers and their well-being are very important to us, we want to assure you that the quality and safety of our products are our top priorities. We apply very rigorous procedures to our products to ensure that they are safe for their intended use. With the hope that you will continue to use SECURITY tampons with confidence, we are sending you some coupons through the mail for your use on future purchases. Betty Consumer Services, Kimberly-Clark Corp. Lead the world in essentials for a better life.” http://www.parrforthecourse.com/2012/03/tale-of-moldy-tampon.html