The Periodical, a source of news about events and resources relating to menstrual hygiene.
Most of female sanitary products contain up to 90% plastic and toxic chemicals. The average woman will use 12,000 to 16,000 disposable feminine hygiene products in her lifetime and it can take up to 100 years or more for something like a plastic pad or applicator to break down.
Women`s Voices for the Earth compiled a timeline of chemcal testing, that shows the most recent studies that have been conducted and published as of March 2019.
Adapted from: Sustainable Menstruation – The Impact of Menstrual Products on the Environment by Ayesha Mehrotra
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In the Media
Women´s Voices campaign for laws that will require manufacturers to list ingredients in menstrual products, including nanosilver.
Adapted from Learn details of the Advances in Feminine Hygiene Products Market Forecast and Segments, 2018 to 2027 from the ‘Market Reports’ website. Full publication is available at: https://consumerreportsreview.com/learn-details-of-the-advances-in-feminine-hygiene-products-market-forecast-and-segments-2018-to-2027/
The objective of the Week of Action is to inform menstruators about sustainable alternatives to conventional menstrual products in order to promote healthy and environmentally-friendly periods.
Adapted from ‘Tell Playtex and Stayfree to Detox the Box!” from Women’s Voices for the Earth. Original article available at: https://www.womensvoices.org/2019/08/23/tell-playtex-and-stayfree-to-detox-the-box/