Citing a lack of research exploring the safety of feminine hygiene products, Rep Carolyn B. Maloney (D, NY), along with 6 other Democratic colleagues, has written a letter urging the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to initiate research into the potential health risks that dioxins, chlorine, synthetic fibers, and other elements in feminine hygiene products like tampons, pads, and douches pose to the women who use them (http://1.usa.gov/1NSvu4D).
Laura Buchholz. Safety of Feminine Hygiene Products Called Into Question. JAMA. 2015;314(14):1439. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.11984