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NATRACARE ORGANIC TAMPONS NOW AVAILABLE IN 20S PACKS

Added: (Tue Nov 28 2000)

Pressbox (Press Release) - 28th November 2000


NATRACARE ORGANIC TAMPONS
NOW AVAILABLE IN 20’s PACKS

Any female concerned about the effects of industrial pollutants on the their health and the environment will welcome the news that Natracare has announced new 20’s packs of its 100% organic, GM-free cotton non-applicator tampons.

The addition of the new 20’s packs to the Natracare organic tampon range means that most women will be able to buy one pack that lasts throughout the duration of their period. Natracare tampons and other products from the range which includes sanitary towels and panty shields are available from Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and health food stores around the country.

Like the rest of Natracare’s sanitary protection range, Natracare tampons are 100% non-chlorine bleached, making them less likely to produce or contain environment-damaging pollutants such as dioxin, which is currently being monitored by the US Government’s Environmental Protection Agency for its carcinogenic properties. In addition, the certified 100% non-GM, organic cotton that Natracare’s tampons are made from, is farmed without the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides that are harmful to the environment.


Natracare 100% organic cotton non-applicator tampons 20’s packs retail at £2.39 Regular and £2.49 Super. They are also available in smaller 10’s packs retailing at £1.69 Regular and £1.79 Super. Natracare 100% organic cotton tampons with applicators come in a box of 16 and cost £2.89 Regular and £2.99 Super. Natracare Ultra with Wings Sanitary Towels come in a box of 14 individually wrapped towels costing £2.29. The range also includes Natracare Regular Anatomical Press-on pads, which come in a box of 14 and cost £1.29, Natracare Night Times sanitary towels retailing at £1.79 for a pack of 10 and Natracare Panty Shields which come in a box of 30 and cost £1.49.*

For further information, samples and transparencies:
Evelyn Vittery/Melissa Neal
Bloomsbury Communications Ltd
Tel: 020 7833 3759 • Fax: 020 7278 7613 • Email: bcl@dircon.co.uk


* EDITOR’S PLEASE NOTE:
After years of campaigning, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has finally agreed to reduce the VAT on feminine hygiene products from 17.5% to 5%. Retail prices for the Natracare range will therefore come down in price as follows from January 2001:
• Natracare 100% organic cotton non-applicator tampons 20s:
Regular £2.15, Super £2.25
• Natracare 100% organic cotton non-applicator tampons 10s:
Regular £1.49, Super £1.59
• Natracare 100% organic cotton tampons with applicators 16s:
Regular £2.59, Super £2.69
• Natracare Ultra with Wings sanitary towels (14 per box): £2.05
• Natracare Regular Anatomical Press-on pads (14 per box): £1.16
• Natracare Night Times sanitary towels (10 per pack): £1.59
• Natracare Panty Shields (30 per pack): £1.35

 more information on the US Government’s Environmental Agency Report on dioxin can be found at www.epa.gov/ncea/dioxin.
 A scientific research report, ‘Propensity of Tampons and Barrier Contraceptives to Amplify Staphylococcus aureus Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin-1’ by Philip M Tierno and Bruce A Hanna, tested 20 different varieties of tampons to ascertain the propensity of tampons to amplify Toxic Shock Syndrome. Results showed that 100% cotton tampons (including the Natracare brand) were the only tampons that did not produce the TSST-1 toxin responsible for causing almost all cases of Toxic Shock Syndrome in menstruating women. A full copy of the report is available from Bloomsbury Communications Ltd.

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