Tampons and absorbents, are banned by the EU and WHO (World Health Organisation)

tampons and absorbents are banned by the EU and WHOAfter the Food and Drug administration from the USA raised the awareness regarding the risks of tampons and one use absorbents, this fact also reached the attention of WHO (World Health Organisation), as well as the department of health in the European Union, which announced that it is working on a project in connection with a law that will ban the production and the distribution of these products that are used for intimal hygiene nowadays.

Everything started in 2000 when the International Federation of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians observed a connection between feminine infertility and the usage of tampons and intimal absorbents.

Tampons and intimal absorbents provoke serious gynaecologic issues
The studies showed that these product are to be blamed not only for infertility, yet also for a series of other gynaecologic issues, such as vaginitis, premenstrual syndrome and infections on the level of the genitals.

Therefore, there are warnings in circulation on the internet regarding the internal tampons and the toxic substances that they contain. Firstly, it is about the dioxin (which is used for whitening). Yet, there are also other substances with cancer inducing potential. Apart from these risks, also the ecologic aspect has to be taken into consideration.

Taking into account that a woman can use as many as 4500 absorbents or up to 7000 tampons along her life, which are not biodegradable, the quantity of toxic waste that is produced in this way is extremely extensive. For this reason, WHO proposed to ban the tampons and one use absorbents, yet the FDA and the European Parliament Health Committee estimated that after a few months, they will vote the laws which regulate this issue.

Whether we agree or not, we must comply, especially because it is about our health and the future of the planet, as also the European health commissioner, Androulla Vassilliou declared

Tampons and absorbents, are banned by the EU and WHO (World Health Organisation)The menstrual cup – perfectly healthy alternative for the intimal tampons
So, starting from this moment we must prepare. We only have a few months at our disposal to employ the alternatives, that is also difficult for us, Romanian women, because we also know still know very little about menstrual cup, absorbance reusable and other methods that are well known and have many followers in other countries.

Instead of internal tampons, menstrual cups can be used, which is a small recipient in the form of a cone, being introduced in the vagina where the menstrual fluid is collected. It is made of a soft, malleable material that does not cause discomfort and is very easy to clean.

The menstrual cup is removed a couple of times daily. It is washed with water and it is placed back  enabling it to be used for a few years. Another alternative is the natural sea sponge, which looks exactly like a usual sponge and it is introduced in the vagina, just like the tampons. It can be washed and used again.

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