From fragrance disclosure to powerful international campaigns, momentum continues to grow for the fight for safe, affordable, and accessible feminine care products!
On May 23, the nation’s leading environmental and women’s health advocates are gathering for a women’s health rally and lobby day in recognition of Menstrual Hygiene Day. Hosted by national women’s health non-profit, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), the rally on Capitol Hill will increase awareness of the need for feminine care product safety and demonstrate a grassroots show of support for federal legislation aimed at closing serious gaps in feminine hygiene regulation.
AB 1575 will help ensure that salon professionals can better protect their health, and the health of their clients, by having access to important information on chemical exposure in products they use while at work.
Assembly Member Ash Kalra introduced legislation that requires manufacturers to disclose ingredients on the labels of professional cosmetics. Unlike retail cosmetics, manufacturers of professional cosmetics are not legally required to list ingredients on the labels. If the bill passes, it will be the first such law to take effect in the nation.
In a time when the #blacklivesmatter movement (a non-violent, women-led movement) is calling out for basic validity of Black life, I keep returning to this question: is our work critical right now?