The Nation’s First Menstrual Products Disclosure Law Goes into Effect in New York
Companies selling tampons, pads, menstrual cups or period underwear in New York State are now required to disclose all intentionally added ingredients on product labels. In 2019, New York became the first state in the nation to require period product makers to disclose ingredients by passing A.164-A/S.2387, introduced by Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) and Senator Roxanne J. Persaud (D-District 19). The law went into effect this October. There is no federal requirement to disclose, and without requirements, regulations or clear standards, only a few companies were voluntarily providing limited ingredient information. While passed in New York, this law sets a new precedent for period product ingredient disclosure.
PRESS STATEMENT: Women’s Voices for the Earth’s Statement on the Passing of California’s AB 1989, Period Product Ingredient Disclosure Bill
UPDATE (September 30, 2020): Today, Governor Newsom signed California bill AB 1989 into law. Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) remains concerned about the barriers this... Read More
Making Waves on National Period Day
Saturday, October 19, 2019 will go down in history as the first-ever National Period Day, and what a day it was!
Does Industry Really Support Menstrual Equity?
KC and P&G often market their support of menstrual equity -- yet, when it comes to giving people information on what’s actually in their period products, industry makes the patriarchal statement that consumers will be confused. Puh-leeze.
Workshop Recap! Our Stories, Our Flow
This Spring, WVE hosted our first "Our Stories, Our Flow" workshops to help de-stigmatize the way we talk about, understand & experience safe, healthy periods!
Period Power Policies Happening Around the Nation!
Throughout the nation ~55 bills have been introduced to require disclosure of period products, increase access for school aged children and people who are incarcerated, or eliminate the tax on tampons!
Three Amazing Women Policy Makers Leading the Charge for Menstrual Equity!
Learn more about these women leaders who are changing policy and working to ensure period products are safe, affordable and accessible!
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...
Natracare: Thirty Years for Women’s Health
I have been a revolutionary warrior since 1989. Outraged by the lack of concern and growing evidence about the risks of synthetics and toxic residuals on women’s health...Natracare's Susie Hewson raises her voice!
Women of Color Are Tired of Being Targeted by Toxic Marketing, Toxic Products
Companies continue to market feminine products more aggressively to women of color, so we are disparately impacted by these harmful and unwanted chemicals. Guest blog by our friends at COLOR.