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Wait, What Is in a Tampon?

New state law requires manufacturers to list menstrual product ingredients, but it’s unclear exactly what will be included

A tampon on a blue backboard.
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InIn October, New York passed the first law in the United States mandating that tampons and other menstrual products include a detailed ingredient list so consumers can be better educated about what they’re putting in…

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Dana G Smith

Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental