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Thinx settled a lawsuit over chemicals in its period underwear. Here’s what to know

By January 19, 2023January 20th, 2023PFAS in the news

If you live in the U.S. and bought Thinx underwear recently, you could soon be getting some money back.

That’s because the period panty brand has just settled a class-action lawsuit alleging that its products — long marketed as a safer, more sustainable approach to menstrual hygiene — contain potentially harmful chemicals.

Plaintiffs say third-party testing on the underwear revealed the presence of short chain per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), human-made chemicals that are found in many consumer and industrial products, do not easily break down and have been linked to adverse health effects. And they’re accusing the company of fraud and other deceptive practices as a result. Read more…