VERY IMPORTANT WOMEN HYGIENE

PLS TAKE TIME TO READ THIS...
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(fyi)
If you are a woman and use pads, but especially if you use tampons, read
this and pass it on to your friends. For the men receiving this email,
please forward it to your friends, significant others, sisters, mothers,
daughters, etc.) Thanks!

Check the labels of the sanitary pads or tampons that you are going to buy
the next time and see whether you spot any of the familiar signs stated in
this email.

No wonder so many women in the world suffer from cervical cancer and womb
tumors. Have you heard that tampon makers include asbestos in tampons? Why
would they do this?

Because asbestos makes you bleed more, if you bleed more, you're going to

need to use more. Why isn't this against the law since asbestos is so

dangerous? Because the powers that be, in all their wisdom (not), did not
consider tampons as being ingested, and, therefore, didn't consider them

illegal or dangerous.

This month's Essence magazine has small article about this and they

mention two manufacturers of a cotton tampon alternative. The companies
are: Organic Essentials @1-800) 765-6491 and Terra Femme @ (800)755-0212 .

A woman getting her Ph.D. at University of Colorado at Boulder sent the
following: 'I am writing this because women are not being informed about

the dangers of something most of us use: tampons. I am taking a class this
month and I have been learning a lot about biology and women, including
much about feminine hygiene. Recently we have learned that tampons are
actually dangerous (for other reasons than TSS). I'll tell you this -

after learning about this in our class, most of the females wound up
feeling angry and upset with the tampon industry, and I for one, am going
to do something about it To start, I want to inform everyone I can, and
email is the fastest way that I know how

HERE IS THE SCOOP:
Tampons contain two things that are potentially harmful: Rayon (for
absorbency), and dioxin (a chemical used in bleaching the products). The
tampon industry is convinced that we, as women, need bleached white
products in order to view the product as pure and clean. The problem here
is that the dioxin, which is produced in this bleaching process, can lead
to very harmful problems for a woman. Dioxin is potentially carcinogenic
cancer-associated)and is toxic to the immune and reproductive systems. It
has also been linked to endometriosis and lower sperm counts for men. For
both sexes, it breaks down the immune system.

Last September, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that
there really is no set 'acceptable' level of exposure to dioxin given
that
it is cumulative and slow to disintegrate. The real danger comes from
repeated contact Karen Couppert 'Pulling the Plug on the Tampon

Industry'). I'd say using about 4-5 tampons a day, five days a month,
for
38 menstruating years is 'repeated contact', wouldn't you? Rayon

contributes to the danger of tampons and dioxin because it is a highly
absorbent substance. Therefore, when fibers from the tampons are left
behind in the vagina (as usually occurs), it creates a breeding ground for
the dioxin. It also stays in a lot longer than it would with just cotton
tampons. This is also the reason why TSS (toxic shock syndrome) occurs.

WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES?

Using feminine hygiene products that aren't bleached and that are all

cotton. Other feminine hygiene products
(pads/napkins) contain dioxin as well, but they are not nearly as
dangerous since they are not in direct contact with the vagina. The
pads/napkins need to stop being bleached, but, obviously, tampons are the
most dangerous.

So, what can you do if you can't give up using tampons? Use tampons that

are made from 100% cotton, and that are UNBLEACHED. Unfortunately, there
are very few companies that make these safe tampons. They are usually only
found in health food stores.

Countries all over the world ( Sweden , Germany , British Columbia , etc.)
have demanded a switch to this safer tampon, while the U.S. has decided to
keep us in the dark about it. In 1989, activists in England mounted a
campaign against chlorine bleaching. Six weeks and 50,000 letters later,
the makers of sanitary products switched to oxygen bleaching (one of the
green methods available) (MS magazine, May/June 1995).

WHAT TO DO NOW:
Tell people. Everyone. Inform them. We are being manipulated by this
industry and the government, let's do something about it! Please write to

the companies: Tampax(Tambrands), Playtex, O.B., Kotex. Call the 800
numbers listed on the boxes. Let them know that we demand a safe product
ALL COTTON UNBLEACHED TAMPONS.

AND FOR THOSE OF US WHO USE SANITARY NAPKINS/PADS:

IF u ever wondered what were the ingredients that made popular brands so
'free and light and carefree', well here's the bit:

The material that makes the pad so paper THIN, is cellulose gel. YEap,
it's not even cotton!!!!!!

DO NOT wear the same pad for more than 3 hours of a maximum!!! After this
duration, the genital area is prone to bacterial action and may result in
cervical cancer or other complications!!!!!!!!!!

REMEMBER! NEVER NEVER NEVER WEAR THE SAME PAD FOR MORE THAN 3 HOURS!!!!

SO yes, please pass on this message to as many women as possible and save
lives!!!!!!!!!!

can any of the friends give more knowledge on this?

hai siva,
its shocking for me even i know that it will create some problem but not this much big
soo friends be aware. byeee

திரும்ப திரும்ப ஒன்று மட்டும் உறுதியாக சொல்ல முடியுது..பழங்காலத்து ஸ்டைலுக்கு ஓரளவுக்கு மாறினா நமக்கு நல்லது ..மிக்க நன்றி சிவாவேல்

சிவவேல் நன்றி. முக்கியமாக டாம்பனை திருமணம் ஆகாத பெண்கள் கண்டிப்பாக உபயோகிக்கக்கூடாது. திருமணமானவர்களும் உபயோகிப்பது அவசியம் இல்லை என்றுதான் எனக்குத் தோன்றுகிறது.
அதேபோல் நாப்கினை தோய்த்து உபயோகித்த பக்கத்து வீட்டு பெண்மணியை இது தவறென்று சுட்டிக்காட்டி இருக்கிறேன்.
அன்புடன்
ஜெயந்தி மாமி

மிகவும் உபயோகமான தகவல் தந்ததுக்கு நன்றி.இந்த தகவல் எல்லா சகோதரிகளுக்கும் உதவும்.

அன்புடன் கதீஜா.

ஹலோ, சிவவேல் கொடுத்த குறிப்பை யாரவது தமிழில் மொழி பெயர்த்தால் எல்லோருக்கும் பயனுள்ளதாக இருக்கும். அவர் கொடுத்துள்ளது மிகவும் சிறிய எழுத்துக்களாக உள்ளது படிப்பதற்கு மிகவும் கஷ்டமாக உள்ளது.anyway thankyou very much sivavel.வாழ்க வளமுடன்

அன்பு தோழிகளே,

நன்றி சிவவேல்.டாம்பனை பெண்கள் தவிர்த்தல் நலம்.எவ்வளவு எச்சரிக்கையாக இருக்க வேண்டி இருக்கு.நம்மை அறியாமலே எத்தனை தீமைகள் நம்மை சூழ்ந்திருக்கு.தளிகா சொல்வது போல் திரும்பவும் பழங்கால முறைக்கு செல்வதே பாதுகாப்பானது போலிருக்கு.

விழாமல் இருப்பது பெருமையன்று. விழும் போது எல்லாம் எழுவது தான் பெருமை.

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