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Toxic PFAS Chemicals Found in Period-Proof Underwear

Recent tests indicate high levels of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in a brand of menstrual underwear called Thinx. The brand is advertised as "Organic Cotton Underwear" and touts its certifications in statements and on its website. So why are PFAS chemicals in its products? In a January blog post, Sierra Club columnist Jessian Choy described sending samples of unworn Thinx and Lunapads menstrual underwear for testing to Graham Peaslee, a University of Notre Dame scientist and co-author of a study that found nearly half of fast-food wrappers tested contained fluorinated chemicals.  Read more....

 

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