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.
California bill, SB 574 would help close the fragrance labeling loophole that lets companies sell products laden with hidden toxic chemicals, without your knowledge or consent.
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If passed, SB 574 will be the first bill in the nation to require disclosure of fragrance ingredients for personal care and professional salon products.
Fragrances and flavors are found in thousands of beauty and personal care products, yet there is no state or federal regulatory oversight of the safety of these ingredients. Furthermore no federal law requires the disclosure of fragrance or flavor ingredients to consumers, manufacturers or even regulatory agencies. This labeling loophole allows dozens – sometimes even hundreds – of chemicals to hide under the word ‘fragrance’ on product labels.
Unlike consumers, who can look at ingredient labels on their store-bought cosmetics, professional hair and nail salon workers don’t benefit from the same disclosure. Until now...