Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Detox the Box!

From the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics:

Vagina. Lady parts. Down there. No matter what you call it, we can all agree that we don’t want toxic chemicals anywhere near it. 

Tell Tampax and Always to detox the box! 

Our partners at Women’s Voices for the Earth recently released the report Chem Fatale, which exposes toxic chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive harm, hormone disruption, and allergies in feminine care products like pads and tampons.

That’s why we’re asking Tampax and Always, two of the top-selling tampon and pad brands, to detox the box by listing all ingredients in their feminine care products and removing harmful chemicals! 

Not-so-fun facts about secret toxic chemicals in pads & tampons:
  • Tampons contaminated with harmful chemicals maintain contact with some of the most absorptive skin on our bodies for hours at a time.
  • Pads commonly contain adhesive chemicals linked to allergic rash in women.
  • Pads and tampons are regulated as “medical devices,” which means that companies aren’t required to list any of the ingredients used in these products, unlike other personal care products.
  • Fragrance is commonly used in pads and tampons, and all fragrance ingredients are kept secret.
We know that Procter & Gamble (the makers of Tampax and Always) uses harmful chemicals linked to cancer like styrene, pyridine, and methyleugenol and synthetic musks like galaxolide and tonalide in its fragrances, which are potential hormone disruptors linked to increased risk of breast cancer. We have a right to know if those chemicals are in its pads and tampons too!

Toxic chemicals don’t belong in feminine products. Period. 


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