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Arsenic, Lead and Other Toxic Metals Detected in Tampons, Study Finds

A recent study published in Environmental International has raised public health concerns after detecting toxic metals, including lead and arsenic, in tampons sold across the U.S. and Europe. Researchers found lead in all 30 tampons tested from 14 brands.
The analysis detected 16 metals, highlighting the need for regulatory testing by manufacturers. Further research is necessary to determine if these metals leach out, posing a risk given the high permeability of vaginal skin. Organic tampons had less lead but more arsenic than non-organic ones, and U.S. products contained higher lead levels than European ones. The brands tested were not disclosed. Read more from CBS News here.