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Fri Dec 18, 2015, 10:59 AM

Monsanto's Roundup in tampons?

What is Monsanto's carcinogenic herbicide doing in tampons?


To: Procter & Gamble makers of Tampax and Always

Stop sourcing cotton sprayed with glyphosate for hygiene products.

This is scary -- Tampax, Always, and other hygiene products very likely contain the key ingredient in cancerous Monsanto Roundup.

A study done in Argentina earlier this year that found that 85% of tampons, cotton, and other hygiene products contain traces of a cancerous chemical linked to one of the world’s most controversial pesticides. The potential health implications from glyphosate are mounting, and it’s been linked to cancer by the World Health Organization. And this is what millions of women are exposing themselves unknowingly to every day.

Monsanto’s Roundup is the world’s most popular weed killer and most of the cotton in countries like the US and Argentina use Roundup-resistant GM cotton. This is also the case with much of the corn and soy we consume. And glyphosate is a key ingredient.

This means that traces of this toxic herbicide can be found in our food and, now we know, feminine hygiene products -- even though the WHO found it to be a carcinogen.

In fact, many countries like France, Colombia, and Sri Lanka have placed restrictions on glyphosate to protect both human and wildlife health. Now it’s time for Procter & Gamble to commit to sourcing glyphosate-free cotton for hygiene products like Tampax and Always.



https://community.sumofus.org/petitions/what-is-monsanto-s-carcinogenic-herbicide-doing-in-tampons

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pnwmom Dec 2015 #5
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Andromeda441 Dec 2015 #2
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pnwmom Dec 2015 #6
kentauros Dec 2015 #8
pnwmom Dec 2015 #9
Archae Dec 2015 #7
Pisces Dec 2015 #11
LiberalArkie Dec 2015 #12

Response to beac (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 11:55 AM

1. Kicking this because, while we can't all agree on a candidate,

I think we CAN all agree that Roundup in tampons is BAD.

(Please sign the petition at the link.)

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Response to beac (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:45 PM

3. kick

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Response to beac (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 08:08 PM

5. I'm sure there are people who'll accuse us of being hysterical females

because Roundup and its GMO's are going to save the world.

But thanks for the info.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 09:40 AM

10. And thank you for the support.



Roundup scares the crap put of me and it seems to be EVERYWHERE.

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Response to beac (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 02:53 PM

2. New petition

I am considering creating a new petition to put on Change.org. Would anyone here be willing to help me write it?

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Response to beac (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 08:06 PM

4. Ugh. Thank you. n/t

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Response to beac (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 08:09 PM

6. This makes me worry about paper diapers, too. nt

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 10:43 PM

8. Unless there's a high percentage of cotton content,

then probably no need to worry. Usually cotton is only used in specialty artist papers (like watercolor paper) and not the common, mass-produced paper we use for everything else. I don't know what pesticides are used on trees (herbicides are categorized within the broad definition of "pesticide" but it takes generally at least ten years (usually twenty) before the trees are harvested for pulp. They're going to be much bigger and stronger than any weeds pretty early in their lives, so any accumulation of glyphosate is also likely to be exceptionally minute

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Response to kentauros (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 10:47 PM

9. Thanks for the info!

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Response to beac (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 08:19 PM

7. This thread is full of so much bullshit it's turning brown.

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Response to beac (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 11:04 AM

11. We're killing ourselves!

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Response to beac (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 11:07 AM

12. K&R The future generations are going to come down hard on us for putting something like

money ahead of society.

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