Women can start using Tampons as soon as they have a period. For a first period, it is advised to try using a pad first to see if the menstrual flow is light of heavy. A decision can then be made, for period protection, depending on the particular cycle and/or activities of the woman in question.
The harmful ingredients found in conventional tampons include chlorine, dioxins, and a popular herbicide; glyphosate. However as Tampons are classified as medical devices, the companies who make those 'regular brands' aren’t required to disclose a complete list of the ingredients within them.
Both Natural Tampons and Organic Tampons are free of synthetic elements and potentially-harmful ingredients that will not increase the risk of a bacterial infection. They also carry a much lower risk of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) too!