Toxic Chemicals in Tampons May Increase Your Health Risks

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. However, recognizing the danger women face using some of these products, activists have worked hard to normalize the conversation about monthly periods in order to improve the products available. Open conversation has resulted in many choosing natural alternatives for personal care products that contain toxic ingredients, such as lotions, deodorants and cosmetics. But the same cannot be said about feminine products. Period Equity1 and Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) are working to change this. Activists are calling for new rules and are willing to rally in Washington to be sure politicians are aware of their concerns, which include regulation of feminine product ingredients. They are call


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