The 10 Most Toxic Items on Drugstore Shelves

The 10 Most Toxic Items on Drugstore Shelves

Women’s Day

Diane MacEachern

April 13, 2016

“A disturbing array of toxic chemicals have been found in conventional tampons, menstrual pads, wipes, douches, and other feminine hygiene products. These chemicals, which include pesticide residues, dioxin, unknown fragrance chemicals and adhesives, have been linked to cancer, endocrine disruption, allergic rash, and reproductive harm. They raise alarms because vaginal tissue is particularly porous, which means that chemicals put into the vagina are easily and effectively distributed throughout the body, says Women’s Voices for the Earth in its comprehensive report ‘Chem Fatale.'”

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