Is your Period Care slowly poisoning you?

January 03, 2022 3 min read

Is your Period Care slowly poisoning you?

Do you ever wonder what wearing a tampon, pad or liner regularly can do to your body?

This simple daily routine can have a huge impact on your health as the vaginal eco system is more sensitive and more absorbent than typical skin.

Some conventional brands use synthetic ingredients and chemicals in their tampons that could be harmful to our body and to our health; harsh ingredients that touch a woman’s skin and can also remain on or in her body long after use!

Most conventional tampons are made up of rayon, synthetic fibres and polyester. Chlorine bleaching takes place in the manufacturing process, using a group of chemicals named dioxins, to make the tampon white. The World Health Organization classifies dioxins as “highly toxic” and categorizes them as a “known human carcinogen.” A carcinogen is a substance that promotes the formation of cancer cells in living tissue and disrupts hormones.

Synthetic and/or scented period care products can irritate the sensitive skin of the vulva.

It is reported that over 3000 chemicals and compounds are used in the production of fragrances and approximately 20% of those chemicals are toxic or can cause allergic reactions. Like many other toxic chemicals, fragrance can pass from the skin into the blood stream, which can lead to many side effects and health risks including allergies, asthma, headaches, nausea, cancer, development issues, respiratory problems and more.

Here at Veeda, we choose to avoid repeated exposure to harsh chemicals.

Veeda natural feminine products are made without fragrances, harsh chemicals, synthetics or dyes ensuring that the most sensitive part of your body only comes in contact with the purest, irritation free ingredients.

Veeda tampons are natural, hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested, which is very important for vaginal health. In fact, statistics show that yeast infections are less likely to occur with natural products that contain no chemicals and fragrances.

Veeda tampons are made with naturally soft, absorbent 100% pure GMO-Free cotton, that’s it, nothing else! Our 100% natural cotton is sourced directly from a global network of leading cotton traders and all cotton is cleansed with an oxygen cleansing process, not chlorine-bleached, for a healthier eco-friendlier product. This process removes all dirt and impurities including any synthetic matter and this is the exact same process by which all organic cotton is cleansed with, to ensure it also has no synthetic substances. This ensures that the final tampons are truly 100% natural cotton.

Veeda tampons are lab-tested for over 250 harmful chemicals and contain no wood or synthetic fibres, no additives or pesticides, and no dioxins. Another advantage to using 100% pure, hypoallergenic cotton, is that cotton does not contribute to the growth of the bacteria that causes Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), irritation and allergic reactions.

Consider making a better choice for both your body and the planet by switching to Veeda period care.

 

Click here to visit our Women's Health resource.

Click here for everything you need to know about using tampons whether you’re a new tampon user or simply want to learn about potential better practices around precautions, inserting, removing and disposing a tampon.

Medical Disclaimer: Articles are intended for informational purposes only and should not be used as the basis of patient treatment. Ask a medical professional if you have any health-related questions or concerns.

 

Additional Resources

Cleure. (2020). Guide to fragrance fere products for sensitive skin. https://www.cleure.com/blogs/blog/guide-to-fragrance-free-products-for-sensitive-skin

Huff, R. (2020). Why is fragrance bad for everyone? https://www.thatorganicmom.com/why-fragrance-is-bad/

Meghan, J. (n.d.). Ingredient safety: The truth about fragrance safety that manufacturers don’t want you to know. https://www.forceofnatureclean.com/truth-about-toxic-fragrances/

Schrock, M. (2017). WTF is in fragrance and is it harmful? https://www.nontoxicrevolution.org/blog/wtf-fragrance

Rodale, M. (2017). Five ‘must knows’ on the dangers of synthetic fragrance. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/five-mustknows-on-the-dan_b_4737654


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