Women in the Business of Women’s Health
May 18, 2016•9 min
Many personal care products contain dangerous ingredients and toxins, including feminine hygiene products such as tampons and pads.Do you really know what's in your personal care products?Many contain dangerous ingredients and toxins, including feminine hygiene products such as tampons and pads. It's something Susie Hewson, founder of Natracare, has been working to change since 1989. She became increasingly disappointed with the status quo of the feminine hygiene and personal care product industry and the many toxins women were being exposed to via everyday products. Susie knew she needed to provide a solution to this toxic exposure. It's one thing to say, "Don't use this product," but unless you have an alternative, it's nearly impossible to follow through. The problem is the vast disconnect between trust in brands and the lack of oversight and regulation from an organization or government agency who is truly looking out for you.Susie joins hosts Andrea and Lisa to share her personal journey through the world of personal care products, as well as why it's so important to become aware about what your products contain.