by Rachel Polansky
Do you know what’s in your tampon? The answer is likely no because the government doesn’t require tampon makers to disclose their ingredients. There’s a growing movement to change that, and there are passionate voices on both sides of the issue.
Women’s Voices For The Earth is a non-profit that wants tampon-makers to be more transparent. The group claims to have found different levels of chemical emissions when testing six popular tampon brands for toxic air pollutants.
“We found carbon disulfide in the rayon tampons. We found a couple other volatile chemicals that we can’t really explain in some of the other ones, specifically the scented tampons,” said Scranton.