thinx lawsuit 2023
Recently the popular period underwear brand Thinx settled a lawsuit regarding PFAS in their products.
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Based on information and belief, Thinx uses PFAS chemicals to enhance the performance of the Underwear, including but not limited to, its "moisture-wicking" and "leak-resistant" qualities
A recent review from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outlines a host of health effects associated with PFAS exposure, including cancer, liver damage, decreased fertility, and increased risk of asthma and thyroid disease.
According to independent tests by Mamavation, 65% of the period underwear brands tested contained PFAS. So yes, several brands are safe to wear. Keep reading for recommendations.
Aisle, Saalt Wear, RevolCares, Cora, and Modibodi are reusable period underwear brands with low or undetectable PFAS levels.
If you have previously purchased Thinx you can learn more about the 4 million dollar settlement and your options.
Sources: Harvard School of Public Health: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/pfas-health-risks-underestimated/ Mamavation: https://www.mamavation.com/health/period-underwear-contaminated-pfas-chemicals.html, Period Nirvana: https://www.periodnirvana.com/thinx-lawsuit/, Fox7 News: https://www.fox7austin.com/news/thinx-period-underwear-lawsuit-over-pfas-settles-for-4-million