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How Safe is Your Tampon?

We rely on the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to test products and only allow those that have been deemed ‘safe’ through multiple tests to be on the market. Perhaps we should not be so trusting. Especially of a product, like a tampon, for which we will become intimately acquainted with.
While we rely on the FDA, the FDA relies on the manufacturers of feminine hygiene products to test for product safety. If the manufacturer says their product is safe for a woman to insert into or place against her gentiles, then it must be true and the FDA passes the product with no questions asked.
Questions are finally being asked and new legislation has been passed requiring a study with the sole purpose of discovering if there are toxic chemical lurking in tampons, sanitary pads and other feminine hygiene products used by women. Considering a woman will use an estimated 17,000 tampons in her lifetime, the study is long overdue.
The bill calls for an organization other than the FDA to conduct the study. The National Institutes of Health will be conducting the study, looking for any contaminates in the feminine products that may hazardous to a woman’s health. Bernardo Chua, CEO of Organo Gold believes that the health of women is important, and we ought do everything we can to make sure the products they use are safe.