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.
Environmental health organization, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), has released a new fact sheet that raises concerns about the use of nanosilver in menstrual products like period underwear and pads, calling particular attention to the antibacterial agent’s impact on important bacteria necessary for maintaining vaginal and vulva health. Not all period underwear or menstrual pads are made with nanosilver, but unfortunately companies who make these products are not required to disclose their ingredients.
In response to public demands, Prestige Brands has removed harmful colorants from their Summer’s Eve vaginal washes. This move follows national environmental health non-profit, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE)’s, public campaign highlighting concerns that colorants found in many vaginal washes come in contact with vaginal mucous membranes – violating the FDA’s use restrictions, and may adversely affect the health of people using these products.
Environmental Health News by Brian Bienkowski Most diapers and sanitary pads contain volatile organic compounds and phthalates and with this continued, long-term exposure a significant amount... Read More
With a busy summer already over, we wanted to take some time to uplift and share some inspiring updates about our campaigns for safe period and personal care products.
In sizzling New York heat, we protested toxic products & body-shaming outside of the makers of Summer's Eve. The corporation is definitely taking notice, so keep raising your voice!!
Women’s rights activists are gathering in Tarrytown, New York, to hold a demonstration and press conference outside of Prestige Brands headquarters to protest against manipulative marketing, toxic products, and poor ingredient disclosure that puts women’s health at risk. Led by national women’s health non-profit, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), and joined by Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, a leader in menstrual equity policy — the event aims to send the makers of the iconic Summer’s Eve brand a strong message: products the company claims are for “feminine cleansing” are actually harmful and promote body-shaming stigmas.
Learn more about these women leaders who are changing policy and working to ensure period products are safe, affordable and accessible!
This testing doesn’t tell us everything we need to know. It is just one snapshot demonstrating that there is more to these products than is currently being disclosed.