Tampons, including “organic” brands, found to contain toxic PFAS (fluorine) chemicals

Tampons, including “organic” brands, found to contain toxic PFAS (fluorine) chemicals

Posted By: Lymerick
Date: Monday, 7-Nov-2022 00:22:18
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11/03/2022
By Ethan HuffA new report from the group Mamavation reveals that many popular tampon brands, including a few organic brands, are reportedly contaminated with detectable levels of fluorine in the form of PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances).In partnership with EHN.org, Mamavation tested 23 different tampon products in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-certified lab, five of which tested positive for PFAS at levels ranging from 19 parts per million (ppm) to 28 ppm.The five brands in question, two of which are labeled as “organic,” include the following:Maxim Hygiene Organic Cotton Cardboard Applicator TamponsOrganYc Complete Protection Tampons (made with organic cotton)Playtex SPORT Regular & Super TamponsTampax Cardboard Applicator Unscented TamponsUp & Up (Target Brand) Regular TamponsThe research was funded in part by EHN.org, while Pete Myers, chief scientist at Environmental Health Sciences, which publishes Environmental Health News, reviewed the findings before publishing.The resulting report was part of a larger investigation into consumer products at large that contain PFAS, including sports clothing and makeup. (Related: Many fast-food wrappers are also loaded with deadly PFAS and other toxic chemicals.)Many consumer products contain PFAS, EDCs, BPA and moreSNIP

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