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Toxic Chemicals in Tampons May Increase Your Health Risks

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  • Years of silence about feminine hygiene products has made it easier for manufacturers to produce them without undue scrutiny into the processes and chemicals used
  • Advocates rallied in Washington to support a bill requiring manufacturers disclose ingredients in tampons and sanitary pads, and another directing the National Institutes of Health to determine if the chemicals pose a health risk
  • Seek out products made from organic natural fibers, without toxic chemicals, or consider making your own reusable pads at home

By Dr. Mercola

Until just the last decade the topic of menstruation was not discussed in mixed company. Women hid their feminine hygiene products and used code words to refer to their period and menstrual cramps. Discussions about the ingredients in these products were also not openly deliberated.

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