As introduced, this comprehensive bill would require all menstrual products sold in California to list ingredients in menstrual products on the package label unless deemed confidential business information (CBI). This includes disclosure of all fragrance components present in the product at a percentage of 100 ppm or more. The only exception to CBI and fragrance disclosure thresholds would be if one of those ingredients is listed on any of the “designated lists” identified in the bill – basically, lists that identify chemicals of concern.
BAHP is leading an industry coalition on the proposed California law and working with Assemblymember Garcia to develop constructive changes to the bill that would provide necessary clarity and direction for all product manufacturers – regardless of size.
As part of this effort, BAHP was set to provide testimony on AB 1989 in front of the Environmental Safety and Toxics Material Committee. However, that hearing has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additionally, a Congressman from Arizona introduced an environmental justice bill in February containing a provision regarding menstrual product disclosure requirements. The Environmental Justice for All Act (HR 5986), which focuses on the fair implementation of environmental laws to all citizens, includes language that mirrors previously introduced Menstrual Product Right to Know Act of 2019, introduced by Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY).
To find the most recent developments for these legislative proposals, or to get more information, contact Jane Wishneff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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BAHP represents the personal absorbent hygiene products industry in North America by promoting and supporting the safety, sustainability and integrity of these products. Its membership represents more than 85% of the industry in North America and provides more than 10,000 manufacturing jobs.