Aww, Valentine’s Day. A day for romance, wining and dining, cuddling, chocolate, lovemaking, and of course, showing your affection by showering yourself and your beloved with toxic chemicals. (Wait, what?)
Today, 25 environmental, health, and justice organizations released an open letter urging New York-based consumer product goods manufacturer Prestige Brands, makers of Summer’s Eve, to eliminate toxic chemicals and disclose all ingredients in the iconic feminine care brand. Circulated by national women’s health non-profit, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), the letter calls into question the ingredients found in Summer’s Eve products, including wipes, washes and sprays, to which women are exposed without their knowledge or consent.
Environmental, health, justice organizations join us to express alarm about the lack of ingredient transparency, and toxic chemicals, in Summer’s Eve products.
From fragrance disclosure to powerful international campaigns, momentum continues to grow for the fight for safe, affordable, and accessible feminine care products!
An extraordinary series of events has occurred in recent months in S. Korea highlighting the potential dangers of chemicals detected in menstrual pads - thousands are speaking up and their voices are being heard!
"I would change how the world treats us as consumers, selling us toxic feminine care and personal care products. I would change how we are objectified by the corporate world and paid less for our skills and services." - An interview with Beatrice Dixon
If we can’t talk openly and respectfully about periods, about our vaginas, and about our bodies—we’ll never convince policymakers to regulate the feminine care industry, or move major manufacturers to value our health.
Congresswoman Meng (D-NY) convinces her colleagues on the House Appropriations committee to include a specific request to the FDA to respond to WVE’s petition regarding dangerous dyes in feminine washes.
On average, a woman will use over 16,000 tampons in her lifetime, yet companies aren’t required to tell you what they put in them. Unbelievably, no federal law exists which requires disclosure of all ingredients in feminine products. But that is changing...
Sustain was founded to disrupt this industry by creating all-natural vagina-friendly products, putting women’s bodies first. Interview with Meika Hollender.