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The US Congress considers two bills aimed at ensuring the safety of feminine care products.

The two bills are:

  • R. 2416 — Menstrual Products Right to Know Act of 2017
  • R. 2379 — Robin Danielson Feminine Hygiene Product Safety Act of 2017


Introduced on May 11, 2017, H.R. 2416 specifies that menstrual products (e.g., menstrual cups; scented, scented deodorized, or unscented menstrual pads or tampons; therapeutic vaginal douche apparatuses; or obstetrical and gynecological devices) shall be deemed to be misbranded under section 502 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 352) unless they bear a label listing the name of each ingredient or component of the device in order of the most predominant ingredient or component to the least predominant ingredient or component.

Introduced on May 4, 2017, H.R. 2379 aims to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a program of research regarding the risks posed by the presence of dioxin, synthetic fibers, chemical fragrances, and other components of feminine hygiene products.



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