Ep.08

Fresh Ideas on Feminine Care

with Erin Switalski of Women's Voices for the Earth

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We recently spoke with Erin Switalski, Executive Director of Women’s Voices for the Earth, a non-profit organization that strives to create a toxin-free future for women. At WVE, Erin has led plans to reduce women’s exposure to mercury from mercury-containing products. She also developed the Safe Cleaning Products Initiative, which has made strides in reducing women’s exposure to harmful cleaning chemicals.

One of the often overlooked sources of toxins is from feminine care products, which are surprisingly unregulated (considering that they come in contact with one of the most powerfully absorbent parts of the body). Join us for a candid dialogue about these products, their thought-provoking history, what they may be doing to our bodies, and safe alternatives for that time of the month.

Listen/Watch time: 30 minutes

Nobody’s really been asking the question about what chemicals are safe for use in contact with the vagina and mucus membranes and vulvar tissue.

– erin switalski
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The whole vagina is a really powerful system.

– erin switalski

Further Reading: Feminine Care: Is it Toxic?

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