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.
New York is set to be the first state in the nation to require period product makers to disclose ingredients. There is no federal requirement to do so, and only a few companies provide this vital information. A.164-A, introduced by Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), and S.2387-B, introduced by Senator Roxanne J. Persaud (D-District 19), passed both houses of the NYS legislature.
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.
Sierra Club Magazine by Katie O’Reilly …The findings are triggering broader conversations about societal attitudes toward women’s reproductive health. Alexandra Scranton, director of science and... Read More
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.