Updated: Oct 15
When I first encountered a tampon I though how cool, how convenient.
When I tried it, I felt uncomfortable. It never worked. As I sat and
thought one day of how tampons were made, I wondered how does it
affects the uterus? So I researched and found that it is one of the worst,
and most dangerous products on the market
Is the uterus being negatively affected ? The answer is YES!
Tampons are made of cotton and rayon or mixtures of both so it may
absorb the blood. It contains two “known” things that are harmful to
the uterus: Viscose rayon (for absorbency) and dioxin (a chemical
used in bleaching products). Dioxin is the name giving to most super-
toxic chemicals, used in molding, burning of organic chemicals,
melting metal and plastics that contain chlorine and more. It is one of
the nastiest, most toxic man-made organic chemicals on the planet.
Its toxicity level is second to radioactive waste.
Viscose Rayon contributes to the danger of tampons because it is a highly
absorbent substance; therefore, once it absorbs the blood it leaves behind
small particles like fiber. When fibers from the rayon tampon are left in
the vagina (as usually occurs), it clings to the wall of the uterus, which the
small parasitic like particles creates a breeding ground for the dioxin to
Dioxin is a powerful bleaching chemical that disrupts the hormones. It
literally changes the functioning and genetic flow of the cell. It causes
multiple issues like Toxic shock syndrome (TSS).
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that there really is
no set "acceptable"level of exposure to dioxin. *The longer the tampon sits
in the uterus the more particles and chemicals are released.
Given that the particles accumulate in the uterus and slow to disintegrate,
the real danger comes from “repeated contact”. We must think, “Using
about 5 tampons a day, 3 – 5 days a month, for 38 menstruating years is
"repeated contact”. Over time, any illness can accrue.
Also, the average woman is not conscience of how long they allow the
tampon to stay inside, especially during the night. The longer it stays in the
uterus, the riskier it becomes.