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Hazards of Non-Organic Feminine Hygiene Products

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These soft, cottony items look so innocuous, but they're often laced with dioxin  And you unwittingly place them against your skin repeatedly for decades on end. It's the risk no one talks about. Shun its hidden dangers today, and demand the level of protection you deserve...

The average American woman uses up to 16,800 tampons in her lifetime - or as many as 24,360 if she's on estrogen replacement therapy.

And that's just tampons

Many women use countless sanitary pads in place of, or in addition to tampons. When this same 'average' woman has a baby, she might also use maternity and nursing pads.

Something you wear so intimately and with such regularity, wouldn't you want to know for sure it's safe? You may be thinking, what could possibly not be safe with feminine hygiene products?

They're whiter-than-white pure and clean, right?

This is an area that I admittedly haven't previously been very involved with until recently. After thoroughly investigating the topic, I have to admit I was shocked.

In my opinion, the realm of feminine hygiene is like a "ticking time bomb."

And for you men out there, don't go away just yet.

The women in your life - your partner, your sister, your mother, your daughter - they may need this information, too. It's up to you to pass it on to them. 
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