GLYPHOSATE In Your Feminine Products? Alarming Evidence and Warning
There is a new call-to-action for women and girls of menstruating age to assess the risks of glyphosate exposure in their feminine pads and tampons.
Glyphosphate is a dangerous toxic chemical found in the herbicide "Roundup", manufactured by Monsanto and utilized by conventional agriculture operations. Researchers in Argentina at the Socio-Environmental Interaction Space (EMISA) of the University of La Plata have reported that at least 85% of tampons, cotton and sanitary pads are contaminated with glyphosphate. These tampons include American brands such as OB and Kotex.
In March of 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (an agency of the World Health Organization) classified glyphosphate as a "probable carcinogen". In the majority of cotton farming, the plants are genetically modified and treated with Roundup. The chemical is applied when the cotton bud is open, allowing the condensed glyphosphate to be delivered straight into the cotton.
A group of scientists in the UK, France and Italy published results (August 2015) from a long-term study of the effects of prolonged exposure to small amounts of glyphosphate, and those results indicate the following: : "There were more than 4,000 genes in the livers and kidneys (of the rats that were fed Roundup) whose levels of expression had changed." Kidney failure and reproductive difficulties may be provoked, as well as anatomorphological and pathological biochemical changes in the liver and kidneys.
Exposure from glyphosate in the tender tissues of the female reproductive system are alarming, to say the least, as are the implications of damage to the liver, an organ which is critical to the health of the reproductive system and the detoxification of the entire body. With decades of menstruation and feminine product use for the average female, the long-term exposure creates considerable risk for the above-mentioned changes in genetic and biochemical expressions. I encourage women to research this danger and make informed choices about the exposure of their bodies to glyphosate along with alternative products for feminine care. If you have been exposed and wish to discuss detoxification strategies, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Séralini G-E, Clair E, Mesnage R, Gress S, Defarge N, Malatesta M et al.. Republished study: long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize. Environ Sci Eur. 2014; 26:14.