What the Thinx Class Action Settlement Means for All of Us
Sierra Club Magazine By Jessian Choy “Thinx consumers united to launch a class action lawsuit in response to the news, and in January 2023, the... Read More
Give Reusable Menstrual Products a Chance
Upon approaching some of my friends with the idea of buying reusable products, I started wondering why no one at my school talked about reusable products. I sent out a survey to my school to see who would want to use reusable products and if not, why wouldn’t they use those products?
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.