A study carried out 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 (WHO). 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.