Tampons and pads with odor neutralizers and artificial fragrances are virtually a chemical soup laced with artificial colors, polyester, adhesives, polyethylene(PET), polypropylene and propylene glycol(PEG), contaminants linked to hormone disruption, cancer birth defects, and dryness & fertility. Investigations have since proved that most menstrual sanitary products available on the market are produced from recycled paper materials containing print ink, and other chemicals which are later bleached with harmful chemicals like dioxin, and chlorine.
Studies have shown that the chemicals dioxin and chlorine are cancerous when they come in contact with the human skin, and more especially the tender part of a woman`s genitals. Obviously but not immediately, the cancerous effects may be cumulative. Because paper cannot absorb a woman`s flow during her cycle, a plastic paper is placed in between or under the pad for fear of leakage when a woman is bleeding. This plastic placed in between the pad prevents circulation into the woman`s system.
In other words as the woman is having her flow wearing a traditional pad no air enters the woman`s system and because of this, warmth develops between the pad and her vaginal area. With the moisture from the blood this area becomes a breeding ground for germs, fermentation takes place; hence the reason why the pad may have an unpleasant scent or odor when removed.
A world health organization report indicates that within 2 hours of a woman putting on a traditional pad, about 107 different germs develop per cubic centimeter on the surface area of the pad. When pressure is applied on the pad through sitting, because paper is not absorbent enough, the pad allows a "backflow" of blood into the woman`s reproductive system with all the germs that may have developed and the chemicals mixed with the blood into the woman`s reproductive system possibly causing infection to the woman`s reproductive system.
Not knowing what to do or what may be happening the woman simply takes this as normal menstrual discomfort