When you think about purchasing a cotton pad, or gauze from your local drug store, you tend to think that it ought to be a sanitary product, right?
Wrong. According to a recent Argentinian study, they found that 85% of tested tampons, swabs, balls, wipes and other sanitary products, scored positive for none other than a probable carcinogen, typically found in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.
“Eighty-five percent of all samples tested positive for glyphosate and 62 percent for AMPA, which is the environmental metabolite” Dr. Damian Marino told Télam news agency.
Among these shocking findings, the team at Socio-Environmental Interaction Space (EMISA) of the University of La Plata in Argentina, also found that 100% of the sterilized cotton gauze that was analyzed, showed evidence of glyphosate.
The shocking news recently broke at the 3rd National Congress of Doctors for Fumigated Communities in Buenos Aires where Dr. Medardo Avila Vazquez stated that “The result of this research is very serious, when you use cotton or gauze to heal wounds or for personal hygiene uses, thinking they are sterilized products, and the results show that they are contaminated with a probably carcinogenic substance.
Most of the cotton production in the country is GM [genetically modified] cotton that is resistant to glyphosate. It is sprayed when the bud is open and the glyphosate is condensed and goes straight into the product.”
The team claims the findings were accidental, in that they were not intending to look for glyphosate in cotton but instead to see how far contaminants could travel when sprayed by aircraft.
“There is a basic premise in research that when we complete testing on out target we have to contrast it with something ‘clean,’ so we selected sterile gauze for medical use, found in pharmacies,” he said.
“So we went and bought sterile gauze, opened the packages, analyzed and there was the huge surprise: We found glyphosate! Our first thought was that we had done something wrong, so we threw it all away and bought new gauze, analyzed them and again found glyphosate.”
Recent scientific studies have linked the chemicals in Monsanto’s biocides to ailments such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, autism and cancer.
Genetically modified cotton are used for everyday items, from clothing to medical supplies, and we are now beginning to see the long-term effects of spraying them with poison.
by LJ Vanier, Team Spirit!