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Tampons Vs Menstrual Cups

TAMPONS - VS MENSTRIJAL Cups Women of menstruating age Tampons used in a lifetime 1 12,000/PERSON 1.75 BILLION Tampons are costing you $100 10 $1,000 40 $4,000 YEAR YEARS YEARS TAMPONS What do they contain? Tampons are made of cotton and rayon (made from wood pulp), but manufacturers are not required to list all the additional chemicals added during manufacture, so it's impossible to know exactly what you are putting in your body. What we do know is that most contain: A PESTICIDES A DIOXINS Cotton is treated with Chemicals that have been pesticides more than any linked to cancer, produced other crop. in the bleaching process. A GMOS FRAGRANCES These are added to many brands of menstrual products. 94% of all the cotton in the US is genetically engineered. TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME Additionally the absorbency of the material can cause dryness, irritation, and has been known to cause toxic shock syndrome, a potentially fatal bacterial infection. TAMPONS The Waste 1,000 I||| pounds of waste from tampons, pads and applicators in a woman's lifetime. This equates to 1,000,000 tons the equivalent of 2.8 Empire State Buildings, in the US alone every year. The majority of this ends up in landfills and sewer systems. 170,000 plastic applicators were found along US coastal areas in a single year, these take around 500 years to breakdown MENSTRUAL CUPS A lampon alternative Menstrual cups are a reusable alternative to disposable menstrual products such as tampons and pads. Lifetime cest $140 is $4,000 Cups cost Tampons cost Lifetime wasle 4 CUPS 12,000 TAMPONS in a lifetime in a lifetime O reported cases of toxic shock syndrome Health benefils • 100% medical grade silicone or latex - no hidden chemicals • Doesn't cause dryness and leaves no fibers • No cancer causing chemicals Sources www.wen.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sanpro.pdf www.alternet.org/story/122500/how_women_can_bleed_green www.wen.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/environmenstrualweb1.pdf Ruby Cup Created by jockomo.com www.ruby-cup.com

Tampons Vs Menstrual Cups

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This infographic shows the difference between tampons and menstrual cups to your health, your wallet and the environment.

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