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A new study at the University of La Plata in Argentina found that about 85% of cotton products such as gauze, cotton balls, feminine products like pads and tampons, baby wipes, etc. tested positive for glyphosate. Another even more staggering finding is that 62% of the tested products had traces of AMPA, a environmental metabolite aminomethylphosphonic acid that is a derivative of glyphosate and is potentially one thousand times more toxic than glyphosate.

“The results of this research are very serious. When you use cotton or gauze to heal wounds or for personal hygiene, you do this thinking that the products are sterilized, but in fact you are using products contaminated with a carcinogenic substance,” said pediatrician Vazquez Medardo Avila, part of the Network of Medical Professions of Fumigated Towns in Argentina.

It was particularly of interest to me because I’ve been told by reliable sources that by the time cotton is processed into fabric, it no longer contains residues of pesticides. It’s the raw unprocessed cotton that we need to watch out for regarding pesticide residues. Yet here researchers are finding glyphosate in processed cotton products.

When I first started wearing cotton by choice in 1978, it was just cotton and pesticides. Today almost 100% of the non-organic cotton grown in the United States is GMO cotton sprayed with glyphosate. It’s apparently still in the fabric. Furthermore, it’s not labeled GMO.


This is another reason to choose organic cotton.

Monsanto’s Chemicals Make Their Way Into 85% of Personal Hygiene Cotton Products

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