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The Keeper(tm) Menstrual Cup Featured in Popular Online Newsletter

The Keeper(tm) Menstrual Cup Featured in Popular Online Newsletter

Alternative health product recently featured in the second most-visited natural health site in the world, with 100,000 subscribers and over two million visitors per month.

(PRWEB) September 11, 2002

Chicago, Illinois – The Keeper(tm) Menstrual Cup was recently featured in an online article entitled “The Shocking Truth About Feminine Hygiene Products -- What Are Your Options?” on the website, www. mercola. com. The Keeper is an alternative feminine hygiene product offering women a comfortable, convenient and environment-friendly option to over-the-counter synthetic disposable menstrual products. www. mercola. com is the second most-visited natural health site in the world, with 100,000 subscribers and over two million visitors per month.

The article covers many little known facts about synthetic menstrual products. Among these facts: the synthetic materials used in these products are often so absorbent they create a perfect breeding ground for Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) -- especially in young females who havenÂ’t had time to develop the necessary antibodies; also, the chlorine used in the bleaching process can release dioxin, a known carcinogen, into a womanÂ’s vagina, and indirectly, into the uterus.

It may also surprise people to know that manufacturers of pads and tampons are not required to list the ingredients they use in their products anywhere on or in the package. Women are therefore in the position of unknowingly putting potentially cancerous materials directly in contact with their vagina and reproductive organs.

The article quotes Karen Houppert, a well-regarded author on the topic of menstruation, who points out that many other countries, including Great Britain and Germany, have been “much quicker to remedy the potential dioxin problem.” According to Ms. Houppert: “In Germany, 50 per cent of the paper industry has already switched from a chlorine bleaching process to a less toxic alternative,” and “Ontario and British Columbia have passed laws requiring pulp mills to eliminate organochlorine discharges. . . ”

Also quoted is Tom Riley, author of Price of a Life, who has represented more victims of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) than any other attorney: “All experts agree that the number of TSS cases in the United States is under-reported. That is because reporting by the states to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is voluntary and most states are unwilling to incur the expense of gathering the data and submitting it to the CDC.”

Fortunately, as the article points out, there are several alternatives, including The Keeper, which can be used separately or together with the other alternative products mentioned in the article.

The Keeper is the small, internally worn, reusable soft rubber cup that has been on the market for more than fifteen years. Environment-friendly and economical, The Keeper is used and distributed by women around the world.

Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Mercola has been well known in the Chicago area for many years. He started his very popular online health newsletter in 1997.

To read the article in its entirety, please visit http://mercola. com/2002/jul/3/feminine_hygiene. htm (http://mercola. com/2002/jul/3/feminine_hygiene. htm).

For more information about The Keeper, visit http://www. TheKeeperInc. com (http://www. TheKeeperInc. com). Or contact Julia Schopick, Marketing Director, at 708-848-4788, or email her at JuliaS1573@aol. com. Photos available.