In addition to the absurd notion that vaginas need freshening up several times a day, there are major health & environmental problems with feminine wipes.
Women’s Voices for the Earth supports the recently introduced Cleaning Product Right to Know Act sponsored by New York Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington). The legislation requires ingredient labeling for household and institutional cleaning products. Under current U.S. law, cleaning products are not required to disclose ingredients.
The youngest of my three children, Brandon, has an unusual medical condition that has greatly affected his life. He has a severe, life-threatening allergy to the chemicals (fragrance) used in Axe Body Spray.
National women’s health organization, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), and Michigan Clean Water Action, released a detailed review of the hazards posed by the chemical, Galaxolide, a synthetic musk commonly found in SC Johnson & Son’s scented household cleaning products, that has also been found in the Great Lakes. The analysis identifies Galaxolide as a threat to the environment and human health.
I started doing the math on the toxins I was exposed to just during my morning routine. I was shocked, and more than appalled, especially when I thought of all of the women just like me who are using the same products every single day.
64 household & institutional cleaning products now carry the EPA's fragrance-free label giving those concerned about fragrance chemical;s the opportunity to more easily find fragrance-free products.
NPR dubbed 2015 the Year of the Period, but from the looks of it, 2016 has some real changes in the works that will make having periods a lot less painful. Will safer feminine care products for all women be among those changes?
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.
Until we have 100% full fragrance ingredient disclosure, and until we know those ingredients are safe, we can reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals in fragrance by choosing fragrance-free options when available. Take the pledge today!