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US Rep. wants to mandate research into health risks of feminine hygiene products

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Carolyn Maloney, Democratic congresswoman from New York, is once again asking Congress to pass the Robin Danielson Act, which would require the federal government to invest in the research of menstrual hygiene products and their side effects. Maloney first introduced the bill—named after a woman who died of Toxic Shock Syndrome—in 1997; it’s been shut down nine times. As Maloney pointed out to RH Reality Check, American women spend over $2 billion each year on tampons and pads—yet “there has been limited research on the potential health risks these products may pose to women.”

Read the full story at Jezebel.

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