For those who are concerned about avoiding products with dangerous fragrance or flavor ingredients, it can be all but impossible to do so because, not only are companies allowed to sell products that contain toxic chemicals, many don't even disclose these ingredients.
Researchers estimated that tampon use could be responsible for 15% of our total phthalate exposure. Panty liner use could be contributing nearly 10% and pads roughly 3% of our overall phthalate exposure.
With the leadership of dynamic women legislators, state and city council have passed a number of groundbreaking policies that provide more access to free period products in schools, public restrooms, and shelters -- AND have eliminated the tampon tax!
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for reforms to the way food additives are regulated, and raising concerns about impacts these chemicals are having on children’s health.
The mainstream fashion industry is causing major problems for our environment and health. From fast fashion to toxic chemicals in fabrics, get the information you need to help make real change.
Aww, Valentine’s Day. A day for romance, wining and dining, cuddling, chocolate, lovemaking, and of course, showing your affection by showering yourself and your beloved with toxic chemicals. (Wait, what?)
Today, 25 environmental, health, and justice organizations released an open letter urging New York-based consumer product goods manufacturer Prestige Brands, makers of Summer’s Eve, to eliminate toxic chemicals and disclose all ingredients in the iconic feminine care brand. Circulated by national women’s health non-profit, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), the letter calls into question the ingredients found in Summer’s Eve products, including wipes, washes and sprays, to which women are exposed without their knowledge or consent.
In October, IFRA added approximately 750 chemicals to the fragrance ingredient list, including toxic phthalates DBP and DEHP, and carcinogen styrene oxide.
Two recent studies from the Harvard School of Public Health found that exposure to phthalates may increase the risk of having a miscarriage and increase risk factors for gestational diabetes.
The two biggest areas of concern in crib mattresses facing parents right now revolve around flame retardant chemicals, as well as waterproofing chemicals. Guest blog by No Secrets partner, Naturepedic