Ever since the word "period" first came into your vocab, you most likely knew about the dangers associated with using tampons. You know, the whole schpeel that keeping one in for too long could expose you to Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) and that was NOT a good thing. Well, a new report is shedding new light on the potentially harmful chemicals found in tampons that may surprise you. According to the newsletter Chem Fatale, dangerous undisclosed substances may exist in tampons, pads, sanitary towels, and wipes including pesticides, preservatives, fragrances, and dyes. These substances may have adverse effects such as genital irritation, onset of asthma, allergic rash, and scarily enough -- an increased risk of cancer.
Apparently since tampons and pads aren't regulated by the FDA, companies don't need to list these potentially harmful ingredients. Scary, eh? So what can we feminine product users do to avoid the risk associated with these products? Let's discuss.