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Women: What’s in Your Box?

Check out the blog post by Pretty Smart:

Houston, we have a problem. Period : 3 Major Problems with the Menstrual Product Industry (and What You Can Do About It!)

“As most menstruating people will tell you, we have more than enough to deal with during our periods…”red splatter 2

Then get more details about what’s in tampons from Women’s Voices for the Earth

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Some of this isn’t news (or shouldn’t be). Back in 1992, Liz Armstrong co-wrote “Whitewash: Exposing the Health and Environmental Dangers of Women’s Sanitary Products and Disposable Diapers : What You Can Do About It”. Here’s an interview with Liz that includes other resources you may be interested in exploring from the book “Cancer: 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic”.

If you prefer your info in a more entertaining format, then you can watch the musical spoof video “Detox the Box”:
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What is Generally Recognized As Safe, and For Whom?

It’s really beyond past the time to bust the myth that what gets sold to us has been scientifically determined to be safe for us.

Take food additives this time. Unless you are growing your own organic food, or have a lab in your back pocket, there’s no real way of knowing what the heck we are being sold and consuming.

The food safety protection system is marred by minimal supervision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, rife with apparent conflicts of interest in safety evaluations, and rendered all but toothless by a gaping loophole that allows companies to simply declare as safe hundreds of chemicals added to our foods—without any notification to the FDA or the public, according to an NRDC report”

For more information, please see:

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