In 2017, WVE identified 28 baby powder products that contained talc. In 2020 we went back to those 28 products to find out what had changed. In short, a lot.
This month in Period Health News we're talking vaginitis, Johnson & Johnson's talc-based baby powder, paid leave for period care, and what it means to join WVE's Moon Club!
Not only is research on the causes of vaginitis scant, the treatments available are truly inadequate, often only successful for the short term – and way too many people have recurring symptoms month after month.
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.
Great news! SB 312, the Fragrance and Flavors Right to Know Act, has passed the California legislature. TAKE ACTION now to make sure Governor Newsom signs this important ingredient disclosure bill into law!
There are many vital conversations around keeping our homes & communities safe — about how-to and when-to reopen safely — and part of this discussion needs to include toxic chemicals, particularly in regards to the overuse and misuse of disinfectants.
I vividly remember my mother’s vanity in the bedroom - the left lined with Ponds, Loreal, and a slew of “off-brand” products all with the word WHITE prominently written on them...
Get updates on period health headlines from WVE & around the globe. This month we're talking J&J's egregious history of targeting Black & Brown communities, updates on AB 1989, permissions to change your tampon(?!), how menstruation is portrayed in Hollywood and MORE!
Procter and Gamble and Kimberly Clark OPPOSED the disclosure of allergens MI and MCI. Think about that the next time you decide what period products to buy.