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menstrual products right to know act

The Nation’s First Menstrual Products Disclosure Law Goes into Effect in New York

Companies selling tampons, pads, menstrual cups or period underwear in New York State are now required to disclose all intentionally added ingredients on product labels. In 2019, New York became the first state in the nation to require period product makers to disclose ingredients by passing A.164-A/S.2387, introduced by Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) and Senator Roxanne J. Persaud (D-District 19). The law went into effect this October. There is no federal requirement to disclose, and without requirements, regulations or clear standards, only a few companies were voluntarily providing limited ingredient information. While passed in New York, this law sets a new precedent for period product ingredient disclosure.

Does Industry Really Support Menstrual Equity?

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.

Do you Know What’s in Your Tampons and Pads?

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...
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