Wait a second . . . toxic chemicals in my tampons?
Ah, menstruation, that monthly ritual often marred
by discomfort, inconvenience and most fun of all—
mood swings! For most women, once they find the menstrual
products that meet their needs, they stick with them for a lifetime
without giving them any further thought.
Unfortunately, there is more to tampons than one might
expect. Women’s Voices for the Earth (http://www.womensvoices.org/), a national women’s health non-profit, has been delving into the world of tampons and other feminine
care products to better understand what they are made of,
what toxic chemicals they may contain, and how they might be
impacting our health.