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A 33-year-old female asked:

Is it true that disposable menstrual pads and tampons contain chemicals that cause women to bleed more during their periods?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: That is simply not true.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
This was made up in the 1990's as an e-mail scam. The companies were supposedly also putting asbestos in the tampons and this was causing cancer. The perpetrator was identified and was a profiteer. Life's hard enough without people like this causing unnecessary fear.
Mar 7, 2015
Last updated Mar 7, 2015


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