- 16 tampons per box
- Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton
- 100% biodegradable
- 50% of the profits of ILO go to fight period poverty
- Chlorine and dioxin bleach free
- Recyclable cardboard packaging
- Ilo tampons are manufactured in Slovenia, Europe
I understand not all women are ready to use menstrual cups and reusable pads or even for those days when you can’t take your reusables with you. Ilo tampons and pads are the safe option for your body and the environment.
How to dispose: Always put it in a bin and never flush it down the toilet. Remember they are fully biodegradable which means that they breakdown and leave nothing on the planet
There is an individual plastic wrapping on each tampon. I try to source 100% plastic free products, however, on this occasion it is a legal requirements for tampons to be individually wrapped. Unfortunately the technology is not available for this part to be biodegradable, ILO donate 50% of profits to fighting plastic in the oceans.
To provide you and every other person with a period with toxic free, organic cotton tampons
Care for the planet by creating a fully biodegradable product
Start to empower, inspire and educate every person on this planet about menstrual cycles and health
Give back 100% of our net profits.
WHAT IS TSS?
Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is a rare but serious illness that may cause death. It is caused by a toxin which is produced by a type of bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus). These bacteria are found in the nose of about one third of the population. They may also be found on the skin and occasionally in the vagina, without causing harm.
WHO’S AT RISK?
TSS can occur in both males and females if any age but it is more common in young women who use tampons during their period.
HOW DOES TSS OCCUR?
If the toxin is produced in the vagina or a wound, and absorbed from there into the bloodstream, a person who is not resistant to the toxin may become ill. Most people develop resistance to the toxin (that is why it’s rare) and in these people there is no harmful effect.
The symptoms of TSS May develop rapidly. Early recognition and treatment of these symptoms can usually prevent serious illness.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF TSS?
The early symptoms of TSS May begin suddenly and are similar to the flu. Remember early recognition of these symptoms is very important:
- feeling very ill, headache, muscular pain
- high fever and chills, usually 39C or higher
- vomiting, diarrhoea or both
- fainting, dizziness, weakness or confusion
- sunburn like rash
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK I HAVE TSS?
If during your period or shortly after you have any of the above symptoms REMOVE YOUR TAMPON AND SEE A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY.
Remember it’s very important to tell the doctor that you have been using tampons. If you have ever had TSS you should not use tampons until you have discussed the matter with a doctor. You may have developed a resistance to the toxin and could get TSS again.
DO TAMPONS CAUSE TSS?
The simple answer is no. Tampons do not carry the bacteria that causes TSS. However tampon use has been associated with an increased risk of TSS.
Although TSS can occur with the use of tampons if any absorbency l. The risk increases with the use of tampons with a high absorbency.
Please note that tampons are not sterile and neither are your hands or vagina. Tampons, while containing very small amounts of bacteria normally present in the air, have not been shown to carry the bacteria which causes Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TSS?
More information is available at www.toxicshox.com