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chemical-free smell-free tampons & pads?



Mon Feb 7, 2005

Hello

I welcome any help on understanding the environmental and health
issues with tampons and absorbing pads. Are there such thing as
chemical-free smell-free hypoallergenic pads?

We had an inquiry from someone who seems to get very irritated by
the smell of tampons and pads (especially after use). The person
was inquiring
- what are the chemicals that are causing these pungent and
irritating smells?
- How safe these are for the user?
- Are there tampers and pads brands out there that are chemical
free, smell-free, and hypoallergenic?

I looked at the web and at the FDA website. I think that most
manufacturers are probably using chlorine-free bleaching agents.
But could it be the smell of hydrogen peroxide bleaching agent?

Thanks for any info or pointers you can provide.
Have a nice day.
Ihab Farag 1-603-862-2313


Ihab H. Farag, Sc.D., P.E. + ihab.farag@unh.edu or Hamel Professor of Innovation & Technology + ihf@hypatia.unh.edu Chemical Engineering Department + Off: +1-603-862-2313 University of New Hampshire + home:+1-603-868-5603 33 College Rd (255 Kingsbury Hall) + Fax: +1-603-862-3747 Durham, NH 03824-3591, USA + homepage: http://www.unh.edu/p2/ihf

N.H. Pollution Prevention Partnership homepage:
    http://www.unh.edu/p2/nhppp

UNH Biodiesel Group homepage:
    http://www.unh.edu/p2/biodiesel

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