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Congress: Support Research on Toxic Chemicals in Feminine Products

Posted August 12th, 2014

An important bill has been introduced in Congress that would require more research on the risks posed by the presence of chemical fragrances, synthetic fibers, and chemicals like dioxin in tampons and pads.

Please tell your representative that you support more research into harmful chemicals in these products!

Take Action button Support the Robin Danielson Act!

Tampax and Always: Detox the Box!

Posted November 5th, 2013

Our new Chem Fatale report finds toxic chemicals commonly used in feminine care products like pads and tampons. Unfortunately, because pads and tampons are regulated as “medical devices” and not “personal care products,” companies aren’t required by law to disclose any of the ingredients used in these products. We know that Procter & Gamble, makers of Tampax and Always, uses some toxic fragrance chemicals – and we have a right to know what else they’re using in pads and tampons.

Toxic chemicals don’t belong in pads and tampons. Period.

Take Action button Tell Tampax and Always to detox the box!

SC Johnson: Stop Keeping Secrets

Posted July 9th, 2013

SC Johnson (Glade©, Windex©, Pledge©, and more) says they’re committed to “honesty” and “transparency” – but they keep fragrance ingredients in their products a secret.

This is a serious problem, because we know that SC Johnson uses harmful chemicals like synthetic musks, allergens, terpenes, and petroleum in their fragrances.

Take Action button Please take a moment to tell SC Johnson to stop keeping toxic secrets and list all fragrance ingredients.

 

 

Congress: Protect Women, Children & Workers from Toxic Chemicals

Posted June 19th, 2013

YOU broke the gridlock in Congress. Senators have just introduced a bi-partisan bill to update our broken laws on toxic chemicals. The Chemical Safety Improvement Act (S. 1009) currently has 20 co-sponsors, ten from each party.

The bill as drafted doesn’t do nearly enough to protect pregnant women, children, or workers like women who clean for a living – who are more likely to be harmed by exposure to toxic chemicals. It needs to be dramatically strengthened to adequately protect public health – and we need your help!

Take Action button Please urge the Senate to protect women, children, and workers with this bi-partisan bill!

Support the Safe Cosmetics & Personal Care Products Act!

Posted March 22nd, 2013

Take a moment to think back – did you use toothpaste, deodorant, moisturizer, sunscreen, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, cosmetics?

If you’re like most women, you probably use an average of 12 personal care products a day. So before you even walk out the door, you’ve already been exposed to 126 different chemicals from those products alone! Did you know that right now it’s perfectly legal for cosmetic companies to use chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects, fertility problems, and hormone disruption in products we put on our body EVERYDAY?

Congressional leaders have just reintroduced the federal Safe Cosmetics & Personal Care Products Act (H.R. 1385). If passed, this historic bill will ensure personal care and salon products are free of harmful substances like formaldehyde, 1,4-dioxane, lead, mercury, and other toxic chemicals. The bill will also close labeling loopholes by requiring full ingredient disclosure directly on product labels and company websites, including ingredients in salon products and fragrance.