‘The vagina is self-cleaning’ – so why do companies push hygiene products on Black women?
The Guardian By Paige Curtis “Racist advertising practices marketed vaginal cleansing products to Black women. Years later, they deal with the fallout … ‘Vaginal cleansers... Read More
Johnson & Johnson Announces They Will Stop the Global Sale of Talc-Based Baby Powder!
This victory is the result of a global-wide movement of people who took action to hold Johnson & Johnson accountable for the sale of asbestos-contaminated talcum powder and its links to ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.
The harmful myth of vaginal cleansing
Ms. Mayhem By Lexi Reich … “There’s an overall assumption that the ingredients that get used are just fine for our health; people have been... Read More
Which Companies Continue to Sell Talc-Based Baby Powders?
In 2017, WVE identified 28 baby powder products that contained talc. In 2020 we went back to those 28 products to find out what had changed. In short, a lot.
Period Health News – July 2020
Get updates on period health headlines from WVE & around the globe. This month we're talking J&J's egregious history of targeting Black & Brown communities, updates on AB 1989, permissions to change your tampon(?!), how menstruation is portrayed in Hollywood and MORE!
Black Lives Should Matter in the Medicine Cabinet, Too
Targeting Black communities with predatory marketing for products linked to cancer is not a sign that Johnson & Johnson cares about the Black community. If it did, the company would commit to addressing the harm of their products.
Talcum Powder: The Feminine ‘Hygiene Extra’ That May Have Fueled a Cancer Crisis
DrugWatch.com by Amy Keller, RN For decades, women have been taught to use talcum powder as part of their feminine hygiene routine. Advertising has perpetuated... Read More
Why the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) is Failing the Public and Failing Manufacturers
Our new report exposes why the CIR cannot be trusted to protect our health and our environment from harmful ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products.
Report Exposes Industry-Funded Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Panel’s Failure to Protect the Public and Manufacturers
An exclusive report exposes the dangers both the public and manufacturers face in relying on the Cosmetics Ingredient Review (CIR) panel to provide adequate safety assessments of ingredients used in cosmetics. The CIR is a program of the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), a trade organization representing manufacturers of the $62 billion cosmetics industry. The CIR’s stated purpose is to assess the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics. But as the report points out, the CIR is green-lighting chemicals as “safe for use in cosmetics” that are linked to adverse health effects including allergies, hormone disruption and cancer.
The Unethical Defense of Talc
Why women are holding companies accountable and demanding further study into this toxic ingredient found in products marketed to women for good health.