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...
Last month, women from all over the nation gathered in Washington, DC to raise awareness about the serious gaps in menstrual products safety and regulation.
Women’s Voices for the Earth supports the recently introduced Cleaning Product Right to Know Act (H.R. 2728) sponsored by California Congressman Raul Ruiz. The legislation requires ingredient labeling for household and institutional cleaning products. Under current U.S. law, cleaning products are not required to disclose ingredients.
On May 23, the nation’s leading environmental and women’s health advocates are gathering for a women’s health rally and lobby day in recognition of Menstrual Hygiene Day. Hosted by national women’s health non-profit, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), the rally on Capitol Hill will increase awareness of the need for feminine care product safety and demonstrate a grassroots show of support for federal legislation aimed at closing serious gaps in feminine hygiene regulation.
Tampon and menstrual pad manufacturers don’t have to disclose what’s in their products, so I have no idea what I'm being exposed to when using these products. Let's change this!
The Cleaning Product Right to Know Act calls for manufacturers to disclose the product’s ingredients and contaminants of concern, in order of concentration – including the chemicals used in fragrance mixtures – both on the product label and online.
We had the privilege to join Maya Rudolph and Senator Al Franken in DC to talk about the need for ingredient disclosure and the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act.
Whether it's beer, food, cosmetics, cleaning or personal care products, we deserve the right to know what's in the products we put in, or on, our bodies.