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.
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WTFeminineWipes! Joining WVE to take the plunge into questions on toxic chemicals in feminine wipes, I found endless frustrating issues with these seemingly harmless products.
In addition to the absurd notion that vaginas need freshening up several times a day, there are major health & environmental problems with feminine wipes.
Walmart isn’t awarding eco-labels based on any review of the product’s impact to human health or the environment!
Kimberly-Clark is finally reformulating to eliminate the harmful preservative methylisothiazilinone (MI) from wipes.