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Feminine Care Products

 

Feminine Care Products

Would you be surprised to learn that feminine products, like pads, tampons, wipes, wash, sprays, and douche can contain unregulated toxic chemicals like carcinogens, reproductive toxins, hormone disruptors, and allergens? These chemicals are linked to some serious health problems, like increased risk of breast cancer, reproductive problems, asthma, and allergic reactions.

Vaginal tissue is much more absorptive than other skin, making the presence of hormone-disrupting and other toxic chemicals in feminine care products especially concerning.

Reduce Your Exposure

  • Look for brands that disclose all ingredients, including what’s in fragrance.
  • Reduce your use of feminine care products.
  • Eliminate use of products that may be unnecessary to a healthy vagina.
  • Choose unscented products where available (particularly tampons and pads).
  • Choose chlorine-free bleached or unbleached cotton tampons and pads.
  • If you are having allergic symptoms, switch brands! When you do switch – call the company’s 1-800 customer service to tell them why!

 Resources

No Secrets feminine care No Secrets: Safer Products
 Pads tampons What’s in Your Products?
Feminine Care products Hall of Shame Products
Chemicals of Concern in Feminine Care Products Chemicals of Concern
Chem Fatale General Fact Sheet Chem Fatale Fact Sheet
Chem Fatale Report Chem Fatale report