Is Your Tampon or Pad Making You Sick?

  • Topic Info:If you're a woman, the feminine hygiene products you use may be just an afterthought, especially when under a tight budget and buying whatever happens to be "on sale" is a must.

    But, what are the short and long-term damages you're doing to your body?

    Mainstream feminine hygiene products contain a myriad of chemical ingredients, many of them extremely toxic.

    Some are even considered carcinogens. Unfortunately, manufacturers are not required to list these harmful chemicals on their labels.

    That, coupled with the fact that your vaginal area is extremely gentle and delicate andĀ absorbs those chemicals more readily than other areas of the body, sets you up for some serious consequences.

    Fortunately, things are changing in the world of women's feminine hygiene.

    A lifetime environmentalist, Susie Hewson changed the feminine hygiene category forever thanks to her impassioned protest against the effects of dioxins in the manufacture of paper pulp products such as tampons and sanitary pads.

    Now, 62 countries around the world carry her line of feminine hygiene products, called Natracare.

    Listen in as Susie joins Andrea and Lisa to share more about the dangers of mainstream feminine hygiene products, as well as where you can find healthier options.
  • Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH