Do You Know What's in Your Tampons and Pads? Congress Is Considering Letting Us Know

March 27, 2015 6:00 PM

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In February of 2013 I posted a blog on The Huffington Post titled "50 Shades of Vegetables." It focused on what I called "the most important relationship of your life" -- the one you have with what you eat and how that relates to your overall health. Just as it is important to be aware of the food you put in your body, any materials you put in or on your body for long periods -- month after month, year after year -- matter, too. And they may matter big time.

Up until now, American women -- and their daughters -- have had no idea what is in their tampons and menstrual pads. In the U.S. the details remain unclear because the FDA does not require companies that make menstrual hygiene products to disclose their ingredients. Tampons and pads are considered a...

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