This bill requires the research we need to continue to do our important work on menstrual and intimate care issues. Will you raise your voice in support of more research on the impact ingredients used in menstrual and intimate care products may have on users’ health?
Recently, the Robin Danielson Menstrual Product and Intimate Care Product Safety Act of 2023 (H.R. 5957) was introduced in Congress. If passed, the bill requires a research program focused on studying the health risks of fragrance ingredients, pesticides, phthalates, titanium dioxide, and other ingredients used in these products.
We know products like douches, washes, wipes and sprays can contain additives linked to hormone disruption, allergens and more. And new disclosure requirements have revealed chemicals used in tampons and pads which can cause skin irritation & allergic reactions, may contain toxic contaminants that can cause cancer, and release microplastic particles into the environment. Research also finds nanosilver and PFAS in period underwear and pads.
Yet, what we don’t have is the sufficient research necessary to understand the impact these chemicals are having on our health, especially when used in products that come into contact with one of the most absorbent areas of the body.
People deserve to have this very basic but important research done. Please tell your representative to support the bill! Together, we can make a difference.