Many moms that start out cloth diapering for their little ones, make the transition to reusable feminine hygiene products for themselves as well. Just like most store bought disposable diapers, disposable feminine hygiene products are full of gross toxins like BPA, phthalates, dioxins, synthetic fibers and petrochemical additives. Just what you don't want absorbed by your body! Not to mention the environmental impact of contributing this toxic waste to landfills every month for your reproductive lifespan.
According to information found at The Huffington Post, "Tampons and pads with odor neutralizers and artificial fragrances are virtually a chemical soup, laced with artificial colors, polyester, adhesives, polyethylene (PET), polypropylene and propylene glycol (PEG), contaminants linked to hormone disruption, cancer, birth defects, dryness and infertility."