Do you know what dioxins are and why it’s bad for you? If you’re scratching your head, not quite ready to take a pop quiz, don’t worry. We’ll school you on it and learning about dioxins might give you enough reason to switch to natural fem-care.
What Is Dioxin?
Ever hear of POPs? While this might sound like a music genre, don’t let the abbreviation fool you. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) is also known as the “dirty dozen” because it’s a group of toxins, dioxin included. Dioxin is a term for a group of over 70 highly-toxic, man-made organic chemical compounds that are released into the environment during the manufacturing process. Dioxins are found in products made from pulp, paper bleaching and herbicides. Guess which product category this falls into? You got it, non-natural feminine hygiene!
Toxic To The Body, Dioxins Can Be Found In Conventional Tampons
Here’s the low-down, once dioxin enters the body, you can't get rid of it easily. Because the chemical stability of dioxin allows it to absorb fat tissue, the toxin can live in your body for 14 to 22 years! Think about all the potential damage it could be doing inside your body during that time. Some of the harmful effects of dioxins may include cancer, neurological and reproductive health issues, plus widely known to cause birth defects. In fact, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) states that dioxins are considered “known human carcinogen” and “highly toxic.”
Synthetic fibres, dioxins, and petrochemicals may currently be in popular non-natural tampons and pads due to environmental contaminants in their cotton crops. Translation: There can be chemicals and unknown allergens that can accumulate, affecting your body for years to come. After all, the average woman will use 9,600 tampons in her lifetime! Imagine if these tampons are synthetic and contain harmful chemicals! This is especially scary because remember, dioxins remain in your body forever, practically (22 years is a long time!)
Veeda, The Natural Fem-Care Choice
Unnaturally made tampons and pads can have chemicals plus synthetic materials. With Veeda, there is no guessing game, about what’s in our tampons, pads, and liners. Our fem-care products are made from natural cotton. Our GMO-free cotton fields are free from pesticides and herbicides. When sustainably harvested, the cotton is cleansed using a non-chemical, pure oxygen-based cleansing and sanitation process, which rids the cotton of any impurities. Veeda does NOT use chlorine bleaching or chlorine dioxide process, which results in the production of dioxin toxins. Veeda uses 100 percent natural cotton that goes straight from our cotton fields to our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, so there’s absolutely no cross-contamination.
Our naturally-made tampons, pads and liners are hypoallergenic and free of harmful chemicals. Because our tampons and pads are made with 100 percent natural cotton and non-toxic ingredients, and dermatologically tested, there’s less chance of irritation, allergic reactions, and toxic shock syndrome (T.S.S.) Veeda fem-care products contain NO: chlorine, rayons, dioxides, pesticides, fragrances, synthetic fibres or dyes.
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