Earlier this month, New York politician Grace Meng introduced a bill called the Menstrual Products Right To Know Act, which would legally require the products to list their ingredients on the label.
“We want women to be able to know what chemicals are in these products, which come in direct contact with our body,” said Meng, according to the New York Times.
While there is no evidence that tampon ingredients cause long-term harm, gynecologists warn that fragrances in tampons can trigger allergic reactions. For those concerned, Tom Organic tampons in Australia are made of organic cotton without chemicals or dyes.
Considering women use menstrual products for about a week out of every month during their childbearing years, you’d think that we would have the right to know what the products are made of.
But then you’d also think that women wouldn’t be taxed for menstruating. Go figure.