The most urgent feminine product health concern is that chlorine-bleached and rayon-containing products carry trace amounts of dioxin, an extremely toxic chemical that is associated with cancer of the stomach, sinus lining, liver and lymph system. Many people are familiar with the danger of dioxins from publicity about Agent Orange and the Love Canal catastrophe. Tampons are linked to carcinogenic dioxin formed during the bleaching process that manufacturers use to purify and whiten both raw cotton and the wood pulp that goes into synthetic fibers such as rayon, a common fiber in tampons. "You find trace amounts of dioxin in some tampons, which have maximal contact with the vagina's mucous membrane, which absorbs substances directly into the bloodstream," explains Philip Tierno, MD, director of clinical microbiology and immunology at New York University Medical Center .
So what do you use? I'm a "diva".
Asked by Anonymous at 1:02 AM on Jul. 13, 2010 in Health
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Answer by lovinangels at 1:04 AM on Jul. 13, 2010
a diva. . someone who uses a diva cup or otherwise menstrual cup. it is better than tampoons or pads and is eco friendly as well as low to no risk of TSS.
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