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.
In October, IFRA added approximately 750 chemicals to the fragrance ingredient list, including toxic phthalates DBP and DEHP, and carcinogen styrene oxide.
Two recent studies from the Harvard School of Public Health found that exposure to phthalates may increase the risk of having a miscarriage and increase risk factors for gestational diabetes.
The two biggest areas of concern in crib mattresses facing parents right now revolve around flame retardant chemicals, as well as waterproofing chemicals. Guest blog by No Secrets partner, Naturepedic
Lots to like about P&G's updated fragrance ingredient palette, but they don't provide details on why they decided to remove some toxic chemicals from their fragrance palette while choosing to keep others.
Discussing concerns about feminine care products & new legislation that will protect women’s health from serious gaps in feminine-hygiene regulation.
The study found that black women have 48% higher levels of phthalates in their bodies than white women. This hit me like a ton of bricks...
Everyone has the right to safe products, regardless of their budget.
Check out this list of hormone disruptors that could be affecting your fertility.