TAKE ACTION! Right now, corporations that manufacture tampons and menstrual pads, like Procter & Gamble (makers of Always and Tampax) and Kimberly Clark (makers of Kotex), are deciding whether or not allergens should be disclosed in period care products.
Contact Procter & Gamble and Kimberly Clark TODAY and tell them hidden allergens are unacceptable. TAKE ACTION to support your right to know!
Many of us rely on menstrual products to help control our flow. We use these products in our vagina and on sensitive vulvar tissue. Which makes it all the more disturbing that there is no national mandate requiring corporations to disclose what ingredients they use in these products. Because of the lack of disclosure there is so much we don’t know about what ingredients we are being exposed to. What we do know is cause for concern.
Studies show that allergens like methylisothiazilinone (MI), methylchloroisothiazilinone (MCI), acrylates, and methacrylates are used in pads AND they have cause allergic reactions in users. When I say allergic reactions I’m talking about painful rashes, itching, burning, and general discomfort in the vulvar area. Yet despite the documented presence of these allergens and the harm they cause, corporations continue to keep them a secret.
A bill in California, AB 1989, is making its way through the CA legislature and — as it’s currently written — would allow companies to keep these allergens a secret.
Yeah, I know, maybe you don’t live in CA, but this bill, if passed, will definitely set a poor precedent that will impact you or people you care about in your life. Right now, corporations that manufacture these products, like Procter & Gamble (makers of Always and Tampax) and Kimberly Clark (makers of Kotex), are deciding whether they support amending the bill to require allergen disclosure.
Help us put pressure on them to make the right decision and make your health a priority. Contact Procter & Gamble and Kimberly Clark TODAY and tell them to support your right to know.