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Feminine Hygiene

Beware of Chemicals in Your Feminine Care Products

Some products have a sort of “halo” around them. We just expect they’ll be made in such a way that we can feel comfortable using them on a daily basis. Most women consider feminine care products to be in this category. They come near some of the most intimate and fragile parts of our bodies, so surely they’re made of safe ingredients, right? According to a recent report from Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), not necessarily. Here’s more, and why you’ll want to be cautious about which products you choose in the future.

Artificial Sweetener

Artificial Sweetener Splenda Linked with Toxic Dioxin Production

Of all the artificial sweeteners, Splenda (sucralose) has earned the reputation as being one of- if not the healthiest, or rather, "safest" of the bunch because it originates from sugar. A guilt-free sweetener that actually comes from sugar? Sounds too good to be true, and more research says that's exactly the case. Artificial sweeteners are on our Scary Seven list of food ingredients to avoid for a reason; they're harmful chemicals that trick your body and put you at risk. Sucralose is no exception, and here's more evidence to that effect. Pointing towards the dangers of sucralose and why it should be avoided at all costs is a recent study (entitled "Sucralose, a synthetic organochlorine sweetener: overview of biological issues") published in the recent issue of the journal Toxicology and Environmental Health.