Cotton Balls: Toxic and Scratchy
Cotton is the most pesticide-doused crop on the planet. And the pesticides used on cotton are some of the most toxic and long-lasting ones used in agriculture. People think that cotton is a "safe" choice because it's natural, but cotton production is kind of scary.
Many cheap cotton balls, rounds, and pads have harmful pesticide residues on them, and they’re the kind of toxins that can get into your body through your skin. While you can wash your T-shirts and jeans before use, there’s nothing you can do about toxic cotton balls.