Have you ever wondered what materials are used to make menstrual pads and tampons? Are the materials safe? Apparently, in years past manufacturers of pads and tampons have not been forthcoming with that information. Consumer groups have wanted to know for years what pads and tampons are made of. The environmental movement and awareness of toxic shock syndrome prompted the question. Here’s an article from CNN Health, “What’s in your pad or tampon?” that you will find informative.