Scented menstrual products not only increase exposure to harmful chemicals found in fragrance ingredients, they also perpetuate the myth that menstruation and vaginas are dirty.
WVE’s commissioned independent testing of scented Playtex Sport tampons and Stayfree pads turned up hidden carcinogens, reproductive toxins and irritants. This is unacceptable and underscores... Read More
Nearly 1/2 the ingredients in Summer's Eve "Fragrance-Free" products are actually fragrance ingredients. Just what the heck is going on here and WTFragrance?!
Testing results underscore the need for companies to disclose what ingredients they use in these products AND the need to clean up the supply chain to help reduce contaminants.
This Spring, WVE hosted our first "Our Stories, Our Flow" workshops to help de-stigmatize the way we talk about, understand & experience safe, healthy periods!
Throughout the nation ~55 bills have been introduced to require disclosure of period products, increase access for school aged children and people who are incarcerated, or eliminate the tax on tampons!
We need to be protecting good bacteria in our vaginas. We are concerned with the growing trend of adding “antibacterial properties” like nanosilver into period products that have intimate contact with vulvar and vaginal tissue.
Thanks to your continued demands, Prestige Brands (makers of Summer’s Eve) has taken three harmful colorants out of vaginal washes.
If passed, SB 574 will be the first bill in the nation to require disclosure of fragrance ingredients for personal care and professional salon products.
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!