Never use “Conventional Cotton Balls” with your device! Due to the amount of insecticides used on cotton, it has become known as the dirtiest crop. Despite the fact that cotton covers a mere 2.5% of the world’s farmland, it accounts for over 25% of the world’s insecticide usage.
Every year, the strength of those insecticides has to be increased since the bugs continually build up immunities. The top nine pesticides used are classified by the US-EPA as the most dangerous, and five of those nine are known cancer-causing chemicals.
The cottonseed hulls that aren’t used to make fabric go towards production of mattresses, cotton balls, tampons, fuel, and feed for livestock (which eventually makes its way into the milk products we consume).
The toxins sprayed onto the cotton not only affect the plant itself, but also seep into the soil compromising its nutritive value, eventually making their way into our water. In addition, when cotton is manufactured into fabric, even more harmful chemicals are added during the cleaning and dying process.