Natracare Tampons Organic Super Plus Absorb Non Applicator 20ea
Natracare certified organic, 100% cotton tampons are the world's first fully certified organic cotton tampons and independently created the highly successful organic and natural feminine hygiene category women benefit from today. Certified to Global Organic Textile Standards, they are GM free, Totally Chlorine Free and wrapped in recyclable polyethylene to protect from moisture. Packaged in recycled card boxes they are biodegradable and compostable. Each pack contains 20 tampons.
Natracare tampons were developed as a direct response to health and environmental concerns about dioxin pollution caused by chlorine bleaching, the extensive use of pesticide spraying on conventionally grown cotton, and the use of rayon and other synthetics in tampons.
Many women are unaware that rayon and rayon-cotton blends are widely used in the manufacture of tampons. Rayon is commonly chlorine-bleached, and is a highly absorbent fibre. Dioxin, a toxic carcinogen, is a by-product of all chlorine bleaching methods and is also found throughout the environment in varying levels as a by-product of pesticide spraying and pollution from incinerators. Dioxin has been found to collect in the fatty tissues of animals, including humans and should, therefore, be a real concern for women. Published scientific reports have shown that evidence is growing that even low levels of dioxins may be linked to cancer, endometriosis, low sperm counts and immune system suppression. Considering a woman may use as many as 11,000 tampons in her lifetime, she may be subjecting herself to additional dioxin exposure.
- 100% organic cotton.
- Non-chlorine bleached.
- Certified organic by The Soil Association.