Right from the age of puberty, girls and women have been using different pad brands and tampons, but do we actually know whats in them? Tampon companies want us to believe that their products are “natural,” but if woman did their research, they would find some shocking information about the product they are using. Many manufacturers do not disclose what is in tampons because they are considered a “medical device.” Traces of highly toxic dioxins, which can be a cause of cancer, have been found in numerous brands of tampons. Rayon, pesticides and dyes have also been found in the products. That clean, white look that we want from tampons is produced from chlorine, which is commonly used to bleach the fibers. The list of toxic chemicals continues to grow when woman start to consider using tampon products containing artificial fragrances and other odor neutralizers. Manufacturers claim that trace amounts of these chemicals found in one tampon are not harmful, but in reality, woman use five to ten per day during menstruation, up until menopause. On average, that is exposure to “trace amounts” of these chemicals approximately 12,000 times during a woman’s menstruation life cycle.