Chemicals in Feminine Hygiene Products and Personal Lubricants News Article

Chemicals in Feminine Hygiene Products and Personal Lubricants News Article

A Question for Women’s Health

Chemicals in Feminine Hygiene Products and Personal Lubricants

Mucous membranes in the vagina and vulva rapidly absorb chemicals without metabolizing them. But until recently, scant research existed on how chemicals in feminine hygiene products and personal lubricants may affect women’s health. 

This blew my mind and probably will make you say WTH too. 

Did you know our vaginas absorb fluids faster than our facial skin? This means chemical exposures from feminine hygiene products and personal lubricants can have a worse affect on our vaginas than if we exposed those same chemicals to our face. WTH?? I KNOWWWW I said the same thing! 

In the United States alone, women spend well over $2 billion per year on feminine hygiene products,3 including tampons, pads, feminine washes, sprays, powders, and personal wipes. But until recently, scant research existed on how chemicals in these products may affect women’s health. 

This blew my mind and probably will make you say WTH too. 

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Here is a snippet if you don't feel like reading the article in its entirety that we found at News Focus exposing the effects of the chemical infested products we put on our vaginas everyday. I have been for years until.....

The Vaginal Route of Exposure Female sex organs evolved to be selfcleaning.

6 The vaginal canal is richly endowed with blood vessels and produces mucus that protects against and washes away harmful microorganisms.

7 As a mucous membrane, the vagina is capable of secreting and absorbing fluids at a higher rate than skin, as are some of the external portions of the vulva, including the clitoris, clitoral hood, labia minora, and urethra.

7,8,9 “Most of the vagina is covered with multiple layers of dead and dying cells that do a lot to protect it against infection, but [this] is nowhere near the thick leathery surface of our skin,” says Cone. “The vaginal epithelium … is highly water permeable in a way our skin is not.” Because mucous membranes in the vagina and vulva rapidly absorb chemicals without metabolizing them, researchers have even explored the possibility of delivering drugs vaginally.

10 One study found that vaginal application of estradiol, a synthetic estrogen, resulted in blood serum levels 10 times higher than those following oral dosing.

11 But while rapid absorption works well when a patient needs a drug delivered rapidly, it may also expose women to higher levels of chemicals from feminine hygiene products than manufacturers intend 

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