Get updates on period health headlines from WVE & around the globe. This month we're talking J&J's egregious history of targeting Black & Brown communities, updates on AB 1989, permissions to change your tampon(?!), how menstruation is portrayed in Hollywood and MORE!
Procter and Gamble and Kimberly Clark OPPOSED the disclosure of allergens MI and MCI. Think about that the next time you decide what period products to buy.
Why is Assemblymember Garcia, the self-proclaimed “period princess,” pushing to pass a bill that gives Californians less information than people will have in New York?
“Allowing companies to claim CBI is an immediate red flag when it comes to the safety of period care products. These products have been woefully under-regulated and under-researched for decades and there is so much we don’t know about their manufacturing, ingredients and potential health impacts,” said Alexandra Scranton, Director of Science and Research at WVE. “Allowing some ingredients to be hidden as CBI will hamper the progress of needed research, and will not give people who menstruate, advocates, or researchers a full picture of the ingredients used in these products.”
California AB 1989 allows manufacturers to intentionally hide ingredients Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) opposes California Assembly Bill 1989. AB 1989 was introduced by Assembly Member... Read More
January 1st 2020 was the deadline cleaning products companies had for disclosing ingredients online. For many products, this is the first time this ingredient information has ever been publicly available.
Environmental health non-profit, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) released a new report ranking the progress and failures that leading cleaning products manufacturers are making in regards to the strength and transparency of their chemicals safety screening. The ranking is based on criteria from WVE's Health First Roadmap - a comprehensive and dynamic tool which provides specific guidance to cleaning product manufacturers on how to choose safer ingredients and ensure the chemical safety of their products.
New York is 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), was signed into law this afternoon by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.