Are Female Vaginas “Glyphosate-Ready”?

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By Catherine J Frompovich

According to Organ(y)c online,

Well, most [pads and tampons] are not made of cotton. Many well-known, nationally-advertised brands of tampons, pads and panty liners are made of mostly synthetics. Like rayon. Feminine pads from many of the best known brands also contain something called SAPs, which stands for Super Absorbent Powders.  While doing their job to absorb better, SAPs are made from polymers that are derived from crude oil.  Think how close those SAPs will be to you.

Tampons and pads often contain wood pulp. It’s not what you expect. But that’s what you’re probably using. Wouldn’t you prefer cotton? [1]

Super Absorbent Powders [SAPs] in tampons?  And females insert those “unknowns” into their vaginas for several days a month!  So, what are they made of?  Cotton, rayon and SAPs!  

According to Wikipedia, they are now commonly made from the polymerization of acrylic acid blended with sodium hydroxide in the presence of an initiator to form a poly-acrylic acid sodium salt (sometimes referred to as sodium polyacrylate). This polymer is the most common type of SAP made in the world today.

Other materials are also used to make a superabsorbent polymer, such as polyacrylamide copolymer, ethylene maleic anhydride copolymer, cross-linked carboxymethylcellulose, polyvinyl alcohol copolymers, cross-linked polyethylene oxide, and starch grafted copolymer of polyacrylonitrile to name a few. The latter is one of the oldest SAP forms created.

Today superabsorbent polymers are made using one of three primary methods: gel polymerization, suspension polymerization or solution polymerization.   [2]

Personally, I find it rather interesting that SAPs also are used for:

  • Candles
  • Composites and laminates
  • Controlled release of insecticides and herbicides
  • Diapers and incontinence garments
  • Drown-free water source for feeder insects
  • Filtration applications
  • Fire-retardant gel
  • Fragrance carrier
  • Frog tape (high tech masking tape designed for use with latex paint)
  • Grow-in-water toys
  • Hot & cold therapy packs
  • Magical effects[7]
  • Medical waste solidification[8]
  • YinCheng’s pads
  • Motionless water beds
  • Spill control
  • Surgical pads
  • Potting soil[9]
  • Waste stabilization and environmental remediation[10]
  • Water retention for supplying water to plants
  • Wire and cable water blocking
  • Wound dressings[11]
  • Fuel monitor systems in aviation
  • Fuel monitor systems in vehicles
  • Artificial snow [2]

However, SAP was not very successful in helping deter radioactive water leaks at Fukushima [2]!

Viscose-Rayon, the first man-made fabric, is regarded as not an environmentally-friendly-produced fabric since many chemicals are used in processing.  

The environmental burden comes in disposing of these process chemicals: the sodium hydroxide (though not harmful to humans) is nevertheless harmful to the environment if dumped into our rivers as untreated effluent. Same with carbon disulfide  and, certainly, sulfuric acid.  And there are emissions of these chemicals as well, which contribute to greenhouse gasses.  And the reason that these fibers can be Oeko Tex certified:  Oeko Tex certifies only the final product, i.e., the fibers or the fabric.  They do not look at the production process, which is where the majority of the environmental burden is found.  And then of course there is the weaving of these viscose fibers into fabric – if done conventionally, the environmental burden is devastating in terms of chemical and water use) and the fabric itself probably contains many chemicals known to be harmful to our health. [6]

In addition to the above information females may not have known about their hygiene products, glyphosate is an endocrine disruptor [3].  According to the Gasnier, et al study that included Dr GE Séralini, PhD, who conducted the 2-year GMO rat-feeding study that produced humongous tumors [4,5], “Cytotoxic effects started at 10 ppm with Alamar Blue assay (the most sensitive), and DNA damages at 5 ppm. [3] 

The most important consumer unknown, which may have to be determined and published very soon, is the glyphosate-residue-content in parts per million (ppm) in all hygiene products used by both male and females, babies (wipes, etc.), and pet products, if relevant!  Question:

Are we dealing with another BPA-like problem, as talked about in this video?

See: Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families

Hopefully, finding out that PPM information could be a project taken on by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, in his Forensic Food Lab [7].  I’d like for him to email me the results so I can write about it.

Here is a video discussing “85% of tampons and feminine hygiene products contaminated with cancer causing glyphosate herbicide”

However, there are organic alternatives!

There are numerous feminine and baby hygiene products that are manufactured from organically-grown, glyphosate-free cotton and other products.  

Here’s a list:

Organic cotton feminine hygiene products
https://www.honest.com/feminine-care

Organic Baby Cotton Wipes & Other Organic Cotton Hygiene Products
http://www.luckyvitamin.com/m-86-natracare?gclid=CNj5zcPk-cgCFdEYHwodR_oE0w

Seventh Generation Feminine Care
http://www.seventhgeneration.com/feminine-care

Organ(y)c
http://www.organyc-online.com/our-products/

Is glyphosate in anything else?

Is glyphosate in any other products?  You betcha!  According to the National Pesticide Information Center “Glyphosate General Fact Sheet,”  “There are over 750 products containing glyphosate for sale in the United States.” [8]   Online, the Oregon State University website listing glyphosate facts is not current, nor up to date, in reflecting the WHO’s IARC’s recent determination [9] about glyphosate:

The herbicide glyphosate and the insecticides malathion and diazinon were classified as probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A).  [9]

It just goes to show you what we don’t know really can be problematic to our health and wellbeing.  

Who would have thought that the female vagina would be subject to probable chemical assaults?

Another often unknown can be found in spermicides, especially with nonoxynol-9, or N-9. [10,11,12]

Why aren’t physicians—and gynecologists, in particular—warning patients about toxic chemicals?  In the early 1970s, my late gynecologist, who was a professor at one of the Philadelphia medical colleges, advised me NOT to use tampons.  Boy! Was he ahead of his time?  

By the way, there’s a Change.org online Petition to the Health Minister of Canada to “Prove Glyphosate is Safe”.

Do you think Health Minister Jane Philpott can, or even will?

Furthermore, I must ask, “Why are humans exposed to all the horrendous toxins that are in air, food, water, vaccines, plus electromagnetic (EMF/RF) pollution?”

References:

[1] http://www.organyc-online.com/what-you-should-know/
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superabsorbent_polymer
[3] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19539684
[4] https://www.metabunk.org/claim-photo-shows-control-rats-with-tumors-in-s%C3%A9ralini-study.t5179/
[5] http://www.naturalnews.com/037249_GMO_study_cancer_tumors_organ_damage.html
[6] https://oecotextiles.wordpress.com/category/fibers/viscose/
[7]  http://labs.naturalnews.co/m
[8] http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/glyphogen.html
[9] http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/iarcnews/pdf/MonographVolume112.pdf
[10] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spermicide
[11] http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/spermicide-vaginal-route/side-effects/drg-20070769
[12] http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2012/02/06/146343080/what-spermicide-users-should-know-but-often-dont

Also see:

New Study Finds Cancer Causing Glyphosate In Most Cotton Hygiene Products

Photo source:  Rose Stevens

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

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