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toxic chemicals in feminine care products

Celebrating International Women’s Day!

Every day is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women — but today we’re taking the time to recognize some women-led movements happening across the globe, taking on toxics in menstrual products and breaking cultural taboos.

Open Letter Urges Makers of Summer’s Eve to Remove Harmful Chemicals from Feminine Products

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.

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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