Many of us don’t think about what our period products are made from. In fact, most tampons are made from a mix of rayon, polyester and non-organic cotton. This blend makes for one toxic cocktail.
Rayon can dry out the protective mucous of the vagina. Most bright white tampons are chlorine-bleached and likely contain harmful, carcinogenic dioxin residue in their fibres. These fibres can break off into the vaginal canal and harbour bacteria, which can lead to Toxic Shock Syndrome.