Tampon Recall: Glyphosate Poisoning Sends Over 3,000 Tampon Wearers To Hospital

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has sent a warning out to users of all makes of tampons and sanitary pads: “An unfortunate incident has plagued the United States this week as women have unknowingly exposed their bodies to compounds that have been proven harmful to their health – specifically those of Glyphosate. Extremely high doses have been found in 85% of tampons nationwide, sending thousands of women in the United States to hospitals under poison control watch.”

Glyphosate is a widely popular herbicide that has been linked to cancer by the World Health Organization’s cancer research arm. However, in this recent case, cancer is not the issue in hand. Glyphosate, the chemical found in Monsanto’s “Roundup” herbicide used on genetically modified crops, has been found in tampons in extremely high, toxic levels.

 “The report has left us shocked,” said David Vila, spokesperson for the Center of Disease Control. “We had focused our attention on the presence of Glyphosate in food, but did not think the products women use for feminine hygiene were contaminated with such high amounts of this carcinogenic product. The authorities must give an immediate response to the situation.”

Women are encouraged to dispose of their tampons and sanitary pads immediately. Seek out an alternative that may use organic cotton. If you have these signs of Glyphosate poisoning, go to your local emergency room immediately:

  •  Reduced urination
  •  Cough
  •  Diarrhea
  •  Drowsiness
  •  Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  •  Nausea/vomiting
  •  Esophageal inflammation
  •  Blood in vomit/urine
  •  Mouth ulcers