- Tampons - harm or benefit?
- How did the first tampons
The first disposable tampons from softened papyrus were made in ancient Egypt. In ancient Greece, as mentioned in the writings of Hippocrates, as the ball used pieces of wood wrapped fiber. Materials for the first tampons were wool, paper, plant fibers, sponges, grass and, later, cotton.
History and Security
Modern tampons with the applicator in 1924 invented the American doctor Earle Haas. He wanted to develop a pad that is suitable for mass production and its first patented tampon November 19, 1931. He later sold the patent Gertrude Tendra, which began mass production. Since then, they have become a popular means of feminine hygiene products, but around them on a regular basis there are disputes about security.
Dioxin and Viscose
The tampons are released today, contains two potentially hazardous substances - viscose (it absorbs menstrual blood) and dioxin (a chemical used for bleaching). Manufacturers tampons are convinced that women want to use only white tampons - after all this is the color of purity. The problem is that dioxin is a potential carcinogen. Furthermore, it is toxic to the immune and reproductive systems. Scientists have linked the effects of this substance to the development of endometriosis
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and a low number of active sperm in the semen of men - and that in both cases there is a negative impact on the immune system. Some experts say that there can be no acceptable level of dioxin to the human body - when you consider that he has the ability to accumulate in the tissues, slowly disintegrates and is a real threat for repeated contacts.
As viscose is a strong absorber, its fibers remain in the vagina for a relatively long time after removal of the tampon
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, Whereby dioxin longer has an impact on a woman's body.
Manufacturers claim that the content of dioxin in tampons is so small that it can not be a serious danger. However, this substance is so toxic that even such a small amount can be enough to cause significant harm to health.
Viscose is made from wood and during its manufacture hundreds of chemicals penetrate into the tissue, which is then made tampons.
What about cotton?
Cotton swabs are not much safer. Experts suggest that to produce many of them using genetically-modified cotton, which causes resistance to some antibiotics
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. It is estimated that for women who use tampons are more difficult to treat diseases, sexually transmitted infections and certain other diseases. However, to prove the effect of tampons is not possible.
Furthermore, after removal of the cotton swabs into the vagina are also fiber. Only a part of these fibers is then displayed together with vaginal secretions
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. The remaining fibers can trigger, for example, the formation of sores and ulcers in the vagina, which, in turn, significantly increases the likelihood of contracting diseases, sexually transmitted diseases.
Women have tampons in the modern representation of more than 70 years. Their danger spoke not long ago, and while scientists continue to study. But now you can see that in the last 25, when women and girls have become much more than before, to use tampons increased the number of complaints on various violations related to the reproductive system. This can have many causes, including the deteriorating environmental situation, but probably tampons play an important role here.