heatha_featha28 (heatha_featha28) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Safety of Cup Materials (TPE/Silicone/etc)

Hello community,

Heres the deal. I'm watching a documentary about plastics... it details how only the specific plastic manufacturers know what exactly is in their raw products, that the companies eventually using the raw plastics to make things are kept in the dark, that questionable materials are likely being used to make plastics, that most plastics have been found to leach all sorts of toxic compounds, that many plastics leach endocrine disruptors, yada yada yada.... THEN I REALIZE THE CUP UP MY VAJAYJAY IS MADE OF PLASTIC, well thermoplastic elastomer at least, and isn't my spare silicone cup held together with plastic polymers?

I know manufacturers of plastics all stand by the safety of their products no matter what, and that companies using plastics do the same, but I don't trust them worth a lick...ALWAYS DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH I stopped using plastic water bottles, plastic food containers, and plastic-lined canned foods ages ago due to personal concerns I had about phthalates and BPA. These concerns turned out to be well founded, as tons of articles are being published about their dangers today.

So what I want to know is: What is in our menstrual cups? What has been done to ensure that toxic endocrine disruptors are not leaching right into our reproductive organs?

If anyone has any literature to site about thermoplastic elastomers, or medical grade silicone (I know it sounds safe, but you never know) or any other materials cup companies will own up to using PLEASE SHARE. If any cup companies themselves are willing to pipe in that would be greatly appreciated as well!

Tags: activism, allergies - latex, allergies - silicone, disabilities & health problems, environmental impact, health risks, news
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