Thinx PFAS Lawsuit Also Calls Attention to Nanosilver Concerns
In addition to agreeing to pay $4 million to class action members, the settlement also includes a number of "non-monetary relief” items regarding the company’s ingredient safety and disclosure moving forward particularly in regards to the use of PFAS and anti-microbial treatments (like nanosilver) in their products.
VIDEO: WVE Answers Your Questions on Intimate Care Products
WVE's Director of Science and Research answers some of your most asked questions on period health and intimate care products. Learn more about lubricants, ingredient safety, "odor" technologies and more!
US NGO campaigns against nanosilver in menstrual products
Chemical Watch by Vanessa Zainzinger … In a fact sheet released last week, WVE flags that the use of nanosilver as a biocide in “antibacterial”... Read More
Nanosilver going where? Stop the madness!
We need to be protecting good bacteria in our vaginas. We are concerned with the growing trend of adding “antibacterial properties” like nanosilver into period products that have intimate contact with vulvar and vaginal tissue.
Hidden Nanosilver in Period Products Is A Concern, Says Health Organization
Environmental health organization, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), has released a new fact sheet that raises concerns about the use of nanosilver in menstrual products like period underwear and pads, calling particular attention to the antibacterial agent’s impact on important bacteria necessary for maintaining vaginal and vulva health. Not all period underwear or menstrual pads are made with nanosilver, but unfortunately companies who make these products are not required to disclose their ingredients.
How Our Clothing Choices Impact Our Environment and Physical Health
The mainstream fashion industry is causing major problems for our environment and health. From fast fashion to toxic chemicals in fabrics, get the information you need to help make real change.