Here is P&G's response to our open letter asking the company to disclose the ingredients in their tampons and pads. What do you think? Join the conversation and comment below.
Jessica and Kiran,
Mr. Lafley forwarded your letter to me. Thanks for taking the time to ask us about our product safety. Nothing is more important than the safety of the women who use our products. For decades our feminine care products have provided protection and comfort for women around the world, and that protection begins with safety. The safety of women is the foundation of everything we do. We share our feminine care product information with independent experts including medical consultants, university scientists, and the FDA so that women can use our feminine hygiene products with confidence. In addition, our products are medical devices in the US and are required to meet the strict safety expectations of the FDA. We have also added more detailed product information about Tampax and Always at:
In addition, the materials in our feminine care products are commonly used across the industry. Thus, for more information, another contact would be Lawrence Sloan, Deputy Executive Director for the Center for Baby and Adult Hygiene Products (BAHP) at sloanl@SOCMA.com.
We would be interested in hearing your feedback on the information we have on our Tampax and Always websites as we consider additional updates in the future. Please reach out if you have further input. We have joint interest in product safety, helping women have access to menstrual education & products, and reducing embarrassment about periods.