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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    Some do contain talc, and there is no way on god's green earth I'd be putting them near my lady parts. I think if you absolutely need to use disposable products look for organic, there will be all kinds of things - bleach, pesticides, etc - in your traditional ones and while there may not be a huge panic we simply don't know the consequences of having them so close to our parts...we are only just being warned of the dangers of talc (which is an asbestos-like product, so I'm guessing when people say asbestos perhaps they mean talc?)
    So you've never used talcum powder?

    Also...not sure what the logic would be to put pesticides in tampons/pads. Seems like a waste of time/money on the manafacturers part. I don't have a problem with treating sanitary items with bleach really.

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    Cotton is the most heavily treated crop there is I believe, so I assume that's what pp is referring to re pesticides. Most sanitary products are based on cotton which has big pesticide load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chew the Mintie View Post
    Cotton is the most heavily treated crop there is I believe, so I assume that's what pp is referring to re pesticides. Most sanitary products are based on cotton which has big pesticide load.
    I wear cotton everyday anyway so i guess any residue doesn't bother me. Fly spraying my home bothers me more but I'm still happy to do it when nesessary.

    Presumably if you don't use tampons or pads because of possible pesticides (not for other reasons ie. allergies) I guess you wouldn't use fly/insect sprays either.

    Eta: the same could be said about bleach I suppose.

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    Are you asking me? I can't speculate as to whether people use fly sprays or not based on their feelings toward pesticide load in cotton sanitary products. It may well be that people who are concerned about the latter are concerned abut the first.

    As for myself, it's funny but actually I don't use any fly sprays or chemicals at all in the home. I do use tampons though

    Actually I just read a FDA report that the stuff used to make antibacterial hand wash has an effect on hormones testosterone etc and that there's no proven benefit to using it over hot soapy water. Just FYI.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlotchedTabby View Post

    So you've never used talcum powder?


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    Not sure about Benji but for me, talc anywhere near my lady parts is a direct ticket to thrush I have one sensitive girl I tell you! Haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlotchedTabby View Post
    I wear cotton everyday anyway so i guess any residue doesn't bother me. Fly spraying my home bothers me more but I'm still happy to do it when nesessary.

    Presumably if you don't use tampons or pads because of possible pesticides (not for other reasons ie. allergies) I guess you wouldn't use fly/insect sprays either.

    Eta: the same could be said about bleach I suppose.

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    You dont put fly spray up your vagina though?? So that has no bearing on whether you use sanitary items.

    I use a cup + cloth. No reduction of af or cramping. Its a lot easier though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chew the Mintie View Post
    Are you asking me? I can't speculate as to whether people use fly sprays or not based on their feelings toward pesticide load in cotton sanitary products. It may well be that people who are concerned about the latter are concerned abut the first.

    As for myself, it's funny but actually I don't use any fly sprays or chemicals at all in the home. I do use tampons though

    Actually I just read a FDA report that the stuff used to make antibacterial hand wash has an effect on hormones testosterone etc and that there's no proven benefit to using it over hot soapy water. Just FYI.....
    Technically i didnt ask. just an idea for people to consider.

    As for anything antibacterial...if it kills 99.9% of a couple of million billion germs that will leave about 10 billion alive (from my rough calculations...sorry if its out a '0' or something) that will likely double in number every 20 mins (depending on species). So antibacterial handwashers aren't very useful in the home. Plus a lot of those germs are natural flora which protect your skin.

    Quote Originally Posted by butterfly2013 View Post
    Not sure about Benji but for me, talc anywhere near my lady parts is a direct ticket to thrush I have one sensitive girl I tell you! Haha.

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    I've never used it myself but mum did on me when i was a baby/kid and as this is a baby/parent forum I thought it might be relevant to some parents.

    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoJ View Post
    You dont put fly spray up your vagina though?? So that has no bearing on whether you use sanitary items.

    I use a cup + cloth. No reduction of af or cramping. Its a lot easier though.
    No, but you spray it in the air which you can then breath in, or spray it on surfaces you later touch and spread around/ingest if you don't wash your hands all the time. Shouldn't you treat your whole body with the same philosophy? Not just your lady parts?


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    A few years ago there were warnings about use of talc and potential link to ovarian cancer when used down there on girls and women.

    I think most baby powders are now cornstarch rather than talc.

    I'm not aware of tampons or pads having talc, but l would avoiding any that did



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    Quote Originally Posted by BlotchedTabby View Post
    So you've never used talcum powder?

    Also...not sure what the logic would be to put pesticides in tampons/pads. Seems like a waste of time/money on the manafacturers part. I don't have a problem with treating sanitary items with bleach really.

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    no, never used talcum powder, and certainly wouldn't now that we are becoming aware of the risks. A lot of manufacturers are already steering away from talc in favour of other substances thankfully.

    pesticides in cotton, not spraying the tampons/pads themselves.

    ETA: no flyspray either. I'm not perfect, but disposable pads and tampons are an easy one for me to replace. If you don't feel the need to...cool...but I have listed my reasons as to why I won't use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    no, never used talcum powder, and certainly wouldn't now that we are becoming aware of the risks. A lot of manufacturers are already steering away from talc in favour of other substances thankfully.

    pesticides in cotton, not spraying the tampons/pads themselves.

    ETA: no flyspray either. I'm not perfect, but disposable pads and tampons are an easy one for me to replace. If you don't feel the need to...cool...but I have listed my reasons as to why I won't use them.
    I have absolutely no problem with people using cups or cloth but as someone else said (?) I think the economic and environmental reasons are enough.

    Eta: I actually think its a great idea and maybe something I'd consider in the future (but for economic purposes only) but right now its not really relevant in my life . Fx af will stay away for quite a while.

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