Cure, ovo sam danas dobila mailom, pa da i vas obavijestim:
"Feminine Hygiene Alert!
If you are a woman and use pads, but especially if you use
tampons, read this and pass it on to your friends. For the men
receiving this email, please forward it to your friends, significant others,
sisters,mothers, daughters, etc. Thanks
Check the labels of the sanitary pads or tampons that you are
going to buy the next time and see whether you spot any of the
familiar signs stated in this email.
No wonder so many women in the world suffer from cervical cancer
and womb tumors. Have you heard that tampon makers include asbestos
Why would they do this? Because asbestos makes you bleed more, if
you bleed more, you're going to need to use more. Why isn't this against
the law since asbestos is so dangerous? Because the powers that be, in all
their wisdom (not), did not consider tampons as being ingested and, therefore, did not consider them illegal or dangerous.
This month's Essence magazine mentions 2 manufacturers of a
cotton tampon alternative. The companies are: Organic Essentials @ 1-800-765-6491 and Terra Femme @ 1-800-755-0212. A woman getting her Ph.D. at University of Colorado sent the following:
"I am writing this because women are not being informed about
the dangers of something most of us use: Tampons.
I am taking a class this month and I have been learning a lot
about biology and women, including feminine hygiene.
Recently we have learned that tampons are actually dangerous
(for other reasons than TSS). After learning about this in our
class, most of the females wound up feeling angry and upset with the
tampon industry, and I for one, am going to do something about it.
To start, I want to inform everyone I can, and email is the
fastest way that I know how.
HERE IS THE SCOOP: Tampons contain two things that are
potentially harmful: Rayon (for absorbency), and dioxin (a chemical used in bleaching). The tampon industry is convinced that we, as women,
need bleached white products in order to view the product as
pure and clean.
The problem here is that the dioxin, can lead to very
harmful problems for a woman. Dioxin is potentially carcinogenic
(cancer-associated) and is toxic to the immune and reproductive
systems. It has also been linked to endometriosis and lower
sperm counts for men.
For both sexes, it breaks down the immune system. Last September, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that there really is no "acceptable" level of exposure to dioxin given that it is cumulative and slow to disintegrate. The real danger comes from repeated contact (Karen Couppert
Pulling the Plug on the Tampon Industry"). I'd say using about 4-5
tampons a day, five days a month, for 38 years is "repeated contact",
Rayon contributes to the danger of tampons and dioxin, because
it is a highly absorbent substance. Therefore, when fibers from the
tampons are left behind in the vagina (as usually occurs), it creates
a breeding ground for the dioxin. It also stays in a lot longer
than it would with just cotton tampons. This is also the reason
why TSS (toxic shock syndrome) occurs.
WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES?
Using feminine hygiene products that aren't bleached and that
are all cotton. Other feminine hygiene products (pads/napkins)
contain dioxin as well, but they are not nearly as dangerous.
So, what can you do if you can't give up using tampons?
Use tampons that are made from 100% UNBLEACHED COTTON.
Unfortunately, there are very few companies that make these safe
tampons. They are usually only found in health food stores.
Countries all over the world (Sweden, Germany, British Columbia, etc.) have
demanded a switch to this safer tampon, while the US has decided to keep us
in dark about it. In 1989, activists in England mounted a campaign against
chlorine bleaching. Six weeks and 50,000 letters later, the makers of
sanitary products switched to oxygen bleaching (one of the green
methods available) MS magazine, May/June 1995).
WHAT TO DO NOW: Tell people. Everyone. Inform them. We are being
manipulated by this industry and the government, let's do
something about it! Please write to the companies: Tampax (Tambrands);
Playtex; O.B.; Kotex. All the 800 numbers are listed on the boxes.Let
them know that we demand a safe product: ALL COTTON UNBLEACHED TAMPONS... "
Ne mogu vjerovati! Sto vi mislite? Koristim tampone tek par mjeseci, koristim uloske bez pamuka (imala sam prije blagu alergiju), no ipak mi nije bilo jednostavno kad sam ovo procitala.
Ili je ovo ipak laz?
Ima ovdje netko tko o ovim stvarima zna malo vishe?