Now We No is the campaign that is informing men and women all over the world about the harmful effects that some of today’s sanitary napkins and tampons may have on women’s bodies. It is the brainchild of Nspire Network’s founders and is consistent with the philosophy of being mission-driven people. The Now We No movement has partnered with women’s organizations and awareness groups to host 5k walks, bike rides, and basketball games to bring awareness to this potentially life-threatening issue.
Did you know that in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require companies to list the ingredients contained in sanitary napkins and tampons, yet the average woman uses more than 15,000 sanitary napkins, or has a tampon inside of her, for more than 100,000 hours over her lifetime?
Internationally, it’s more alarming. At least 500 million girls and women globally lack adequate facilities for managing their periods, according to a 2015 report from UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). In most schools, girls have to trek to the nurse’s office to ask for a pad or tampon, as if menstruating is an illness rather than a natural function. In some parts of the world, girls simply drop out of school once they start menstruating.
The manufacturing process of these menstrual aids has been known to cause serious damage to the environment. The toxic byproducts of producing tampons include poisons like dioxin and furan. In fact, conventional sanitary pads can contain the equivalence of about four plastic bags! Synthetics and plastic restrict air flow and traps heat and dampness, potentially promoting yeast and bacterial growth in a woman’s vaginal area. Conventional sanitary pads can also contain other potentially hazardous ingredients, such as odor neutralizers and fragrances.
Nspire Network™ (www.nspirenetwork.com) is one of the fastest growing home-based projects in the world and is proud to offer Cherish Premium Sanitary Napkins to the world as a safer, more comfortable option than what is currently available on the market today. Nspire is committed to developing first-class nutritional and wellness products, while simultaneously creating an awareness and a mission that educates individuals to live healthier and more fulfilling lives.
Once our women (and men) know better, they can now say NO!