The safety of the women who use our pads is the foundation for everything we do. The materials we use in our Always pads have been thoroughly assessed toensure they can be used safely. Our assessments are shared with independent experts including physicians, scientists, and health authorities like the FDA.
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We sometimes get a question about whether our pads and the ingredients used to make them are safe.
Yes, our pads can be used safely. Since 1983, ALWAYS’ focus has been your comfort and protection and that begins with your safety. It is the safety of the women who use our products that are the foundation of everything we do. We share our safety assessments and ingredient information with independent experts including physicians, university scientists, and health authorities. Also, we have published many of our safety assessments in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Importantly, pads are medical devices in the U.S. and are required to meet the strict safety expectations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Will your pads cause allergies or irritate the skin?
All of our products go through a rigorous safety evaluation to ensure they can be used safely and should not cause skin irritation or an allergic reaction. An example can be found here.Are scented pads safe? Won’t they be irritating and make me itch down there?
We make sure the materials that are used in our pads, including the fragrance in our scented products should not be irritating, cause itching, or cause anallergic reaction. So, like our unscented pads, our scented pads can be used safely. Additionally, the fragrance used in our pads meets the strict safety standards set by the International Fragrance Association, the world’s leading authority on fragrance safety. We recommend our unscented pads for women who prefer fragrance-free products or who may already have allergies or sensitivities to fragrances.Why aren’t your pads made of 100% cotton?
ALWAYS pads are designed to provide an optimized level of protection and comfort. The materials used in our pads better enable us to deliver these performance needs.Is there chlorine bleach in pads?
No, our materials are purified using an elemental chlorine-free purification processes.Why is any bleaching done on pads?
We use an elemental chlorine-free process to purify the fibers used in our products. Purification eliminates impurities and cleans the fibers. Whitening the fibers is a result of this process, but not its goal.I’ve heard talk that pads contain toxic amounts of dioxin. Is this true?
No, the fiber purification involves an elemental chlorine-free process which does not cause the production of dioxin. The FDA has addressed this topic ontheir website. Please visit their pad information at this website.Do you have toxic dyes in your pads?
No we do not. The color on our pads is from pigments that have been rigorously assessed to assure they can be used safely.How do you assure your products are safe?
Please rest assured: our science-based assessment process works to ensure the safety of the women who use our products. Only the products and the materials that meet science-based safety standards can go to market. Further, we share our assessments with scientists, health care providers and authoritative bodies to assure that our products can be used safely. For more information about our safety process, check out this website.