Report on toxic metals in tampons draws attention to regulation of period products

Jul 15, 2024
Researchers found "measurable" but low amounts of metals like lead and arsenic in all of the tampons they tested.
"There are no requirements at the FDA level that limit the kind of chemicals that can be present in menstrual products directly," said  Bobbi Wilding of Clean and Healthy, an advocacy group.
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Thanks, supply chain. Now there's a tampon shortage.

Jun 14, 2022
Supplies of cotton and rayon have been stymied by the issues that have inundated the chain for a while.
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In Mexico City, a plastics ban prompts debate over women's access to tampons

Apr 20, 2021
Women's rights advocates say the plastics ban leaves low-income women with few options.
Shelves filled with female sanitary products in Mexico City show no tampons as a result of the single-use plastic ban restricting them.
Rodrigo Cervantes