Periods Without Plastic

Periods Without Plastic

Plastic Pollution Coalition

Sarah Wylie

July 18, 2017

“Did you know that feminine hygiene companies aren’t required to disclose all of the ingredients in their products because the products aren’t considered medical devices? This is alarming considering many of the conventional disposable feminine hygiene products contain synthetic materials including plastics, adhesives and artificial fragrances, and toxic chemicals like phthalates, dioxins, and petrochemical additives.

Women’s Voices for the Earth commissioned an analysis in 2014 of various Always pads and found they contained traces of “styrene (a human carcinogen), chloromethane (a reproductive toxicant), chloroethane (a carcinogen), chloroform (a carcinogen, reproductive toxicant, and neurotoxin), and acetone (an irritant).”

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