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PFAS in Menstrual Products

Jamie McConnell Deputy Director What is PFAS and why should I be concerned? Recent testing has detected PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in menstrual products like tampons, pads, and menstrual underwear. PFAS are considered  “forever chemicals,” meaning they do not break down easily in the environment and are highly toxic....
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Everything You Need to Know About Ecofeminism

Ecofeminism examples Ecofeminist action is taking place around the world, improving conditions across continents. One example is the Green Belt Movement. This was established in 1977 in Kenya. The organization plants trees to fight against deforestation, with a view to also support women around the world. As part of their...
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Thinx PFAS Lawsuit Also Calls Attention to Nanosilver Concerns

In addition to agreeing to pay $4 million to class action members, the settlement also includes a number of "non-monetary relief” items regarding the company’s ingredient safety and disclosure moving forward particularly in regards to the use of PFAS and anti-microbial treatments (like nanosilver) in their products.

Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022: MOCRA Explained

Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MOCRA) is the first time federal cosmetics law has been updated in over 80 years. There are many requirements in the law that move the safety of cosmetics forward and will help advance salon worker health and safety. There are also some requirements that could have been stronger. Learn more!
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