KC and P&G often market their support of menstrual equity -- yet, when it comes to giving people information on what’s actually in their period products, industry makes the patriarchal statement that consumers will be confused. Puh-leeze.
Today, over 25 scientists, researchers and academics released an open letter urging New York-based consumer product goods manufacturer Prestige Consumer Healthcare, makers of Summer’s Eve, to eliminate toxic chemicals and disclose all ingredients in their iconic personal care brand. Circulated by national 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, powders, douches and sprays.
Join the growing coalition or environmental, health, justice organizations -- and researchers, scientists and healthcare providers -- to tell Summer's Eve toxic and hidden ingredients are not ok!
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.
Associated Press by David Klepper …”The measure, which passed the Legislature last week, aims to inform consumers about allergens, fragrances, synthetic materials and potentially hazardous... Read More
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.
Take action for safer tampons and pads! Legislation has been introduced that will require ALL manufacturers of tampons and pads to disclose ingredients.